The Detroit Red Wings are a perfect 2-0 so far in exhibition play thanks to victories over the Chicago Blackhawks and Buffalo Sabres. And while they dealt with a massive setback in the form of forward Jakub Vrana being unavailable the next four months thanks to shoulder surgery, they received positive news on the injury front with two other key players.
Both Dylan Larkin and Tyler Bertuzzi have been cleared to play, according to head coach Jeff Blashill.
Jeff Blashill said Dylan Larkin and Tyler Bertuzzi are both cleared to play, plan is to play them soon. Wings have exhibition games Saturday, Sunday & Monday.
— Helene St. James (@HeleneStJames) October 1, 2021
Both players had their seasons cut short last year thanks to injury. Larkin was forced to miss the final eight games of last season after being speared in the neck by Dallas Stars captain Jamie Benn, while Bertuzzi underwent surgery in April to deal with a back issue.