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:
— Bally Sports Detroit (@BallySportsDET) October 15, 2021
However, regardless of his health, Larkin won’t be returning to the game as he was assessed a match penalty.