Red Wings lose captain Dylan Larkin for season after core muscle surgery

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Apr 9, 2022; Detroit, Michigan, USA; Detroit Red Wings center Dylan Larkin (71) skates down the ice during the first period against the Columbus Blue Jackets at Little Caesars Arena. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

The Detroit Red Wings have once again lost their captain Dylan Larkin before the season ended. Per the team, he underwent core muscle surgery on Monday and will be out for the rest of the year.

Last year, Larkin’s season ended early due to an upper-body injury.

This has been a tough season for the Wings leader whose last game game was a 6-1 drubbing by the Florida Panthers on Sunday.

“This is brutal,” Larkin said via MLIVE. “It’s not fun packing your bag at the end of the year and going and playing in the World Championship or doing whatever. You want to play playoff hockey.”

Dylan Larkin out for the season

The 25-year-old forward faces a recovery period of 8-10 weeks following the procedure with Dr. Troy Ferguson at McLaren Hospital in Lansing, Mich.

Larkin leads the Red Wings in goals (31) and points (69) in 71 games this season, his seventh with Detroit.

A Michigan native and a first-round pick (15th overall) by the Red Wings in 2014, Larkin has 358 points (147 goals, 211 assists) in 504 career games.

Detroit (29-37-10, 68 points) has six games left this season and will miss the playoffs for the sixth straight year.

–Field Level Media