Red Wings captain Dylan Larkin out for rest of season due to injury

Larkin dealing with upper-body injury

Detroit Red Wings center Dylan Larkin warms up before an NHL hockey game against the Carolina Hurricanes Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
Detroit Red Wings center Dylan Larkin warms up before an NHL hockey game against the Carolina Hurricanes Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya) (Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved)

Detroit Red Wings captain Dylan Larkin will miss the remainder of the season due to an injury, the team announced Friday.

Larkin had left a game against the Dallas Stars earlier this week due to an unspecified upper-body injury, then he was held out of the lineup in Thursday night’s contest against the Stars.

The 24-year-old center had 23 points (9G, 14A) in 44 games played this season. He was named the 37th captain in Red Wings history at the beginning of this season.

The Red Wings said Friday that Larkin will be re-evaluated in two weeks. The team, sitting in 7th out of eight teams in the Central Division, has seven games remaining on the schedule.

Detroit announced Thursday forwards Tyler Bertuzzi and Frans Nielsen also would not return to play this season due to injuries.

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