Red Wings reveal Dylan Larkin has undergone surgery

The Red Wings captain was banged up at several points this past season.



Detroit Red Wings captain Dylan Larkin was injured at two separate points during the regular season, and was unable to participate in the 2024 World Championship for Team USA following the conclusion of Detroit's regular season as he planned to do. 

And today, Red Wings GM Steve Yzerman revealed that Larkin underwent surgery - but should be ready for Training Camp this fall. 

"Dylan ultimately didn't go," Yzerman explained of Larkin. "He had an injury, an upper-body injury, that he was dealing with late in the season. At the end of the season, we do all of our testing and they get whatever scans and X-rays and things. He had to address that with, I don't want to call it minor surgery, but he had to have surgery.

"I expect he's training. I don't believe he's skating or shooting pucks yet, but I expect him to be 100% ready for training camp."

Meanwhile, Larkin's Red Wings teammate Alex Lyon was injured while suiting up for Team USA last month in a matchup against Germany, and was forced from the tournament. 

"Alex suffered a cut on his finger," Yzerman said. "I think there might have been some minor laceration to one of the tendons, but nothing that required surgery, and he'll heal fine.

"I don't expect either of those to be an issue once the season starts."

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. 

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