After missing two game before the All Star game (and obviously the entire All Star game weekend) suffering from an upper body injury, (still) the fastest skater in the NHL is ready to come back in the lineup. As the Detroit Red Wings are facing the New Jersey Devils tonight, Dylan Larkin is cleared to play and he will get back into the lineup.
"I feel good. Took a few days to get away and obviously, with missing the last two games, I feel ready to play tomorrow. Cleared this morning. Just a matter of getting back into the lineup and playing.” said Larkin to the media yesterday.
Head coach Jeff Blashill is certainly welcoming the news with a lot of positivism even though Dylan Larkin had a tough second half of the season last year. Blashill also discussed that part of Larkin's game :
"The second half of last year into this year, he’s played very good at times. But he’s in the process of having to learn some things and most of these guys have had a chance to learn it ... in the minors or over in Europe before the came over here. He’s gotta learn it as a young, young kid. It’s hard. But I think he’s been, lots of nights, real good.”