Latest update on Dylan Larkin isn't good

The Red Wings captain was all kinds of banged up this season.



The Detroit Red Wings were unfortunately left on the outside looking in at the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the 8th straight year in 2023-24, the second longest streak in the National Hockey League today behind the division foe Buffalo Sabres. 

And as many players who weren't going to be postseason participants do, captain Dylan Larkin elected to represent his native country overseas in the upcoming World Championships. However, the latest update on Larkin isn't of the positive variety. 

The Red Wings captain, who was banged up on a number of occasions this past season, will not be able to participate due to injury. 

As noted, several other members of the Red Wings are headed overseas to represent the United States, including Alex Lyon and Jeff Petry, coach Derek Lalonde, and goaltending prospect Trey Augustine. 

Larkin, who played the first year of the eight-year contract he signed in early March of last year, scored a career-best 33 goals and was producing at a point per game pace.

But a frightening injury in early December resulted in his absence from the lineup for several games, along with another injury suffered in late February that coincided with the slide that erased the nine-point lead the Red Wings had built up from the cutoff point. 

Let's hope that Larkin can spend his summer getting completely healthy so that he can hit the ice at full speed in the fall.

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