Red Wings captain Dylan Larkin departs after being hit from behind [Video]

This isn’t ideal.

Detroit Red Wings captain Dylan Larkin, playing in his first game since missing the last chunk of last season’s games thanks to a neck injury, left tonight’s matchup against the Tampa Bay Lightning after being hit by Tampa’s Mathieu Joseph from behind. Larkin immediately responded, prompting a brief melee on the ice:

However, regardless of his health, Larkin won’t be returning to the game as he was assessed a match penalty.

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