NHL Injury List sees Dylan Larkin out for the year, Alex Ovechkin day-to-day, and Jakob Silfverberg has hip surgery

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Nov 6, 2019; New York, NY, USA; New York Rangers center Brett Howden (21) and Detroit Red Wings center Dylan Larkin (71) battle for the puck during the second period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports

The NHL always claims its fair share of players to the injury list. It’s a tough sport played on a sheet of ice with sticks in hand and knives on your feet. Injuries are basically inevitable. Here’s the latest from around the league.

Detroit Red Wings Dylan Larkin done for the year

The Detroit Red Wings announced today that Dylan Larkin will miss the remainder of the season with an upper-body injury and will be looked at again in two weeks. Detroit’s new captain was having a good season despite the team’s struggles with 23 points in 44 games.

Washington Capitals Alex Ovechkin is day-to-day

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Mar 16, 2021; Washington, District of Columbia, USA; Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8) celebrates after scoring a goal against the New York Islanders in the second period at Capital One Arena. Ovechkin passed Phil Esposito for sixth all time on the NHL goal scoring list with the goal. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Alexander Ovechkin left last night’s contest against the Islanders in the third period. Today it was announced that he is considered day-to-day with a lower-body injury. Tough loss for the Capitals who are in a tight race for first in the East up by only one point. Ovechkin has been on a goal scoring tear as of late and now has 24 on the season.

Anaheim Ducks Jakob Silfverberg has hip surgery

The Anaheim Ducks announced today that they will be without the services of Jakob Silfverberg for the next 4-6 months due to hip surgery. “Jakob is a great teammate and leader in our locker room,” said Executive Vice President/General Manager Bob Murray in a statement. “He did everything he could to continue playing, but after two years dealing with this issue, now is the right time to help him get to 100 percent. He has been an impactful player in all situations for us, and we are confident he will return to full health by next season.”