Larkin (abdomen) told reporters he anticipates being cleared in time for training camp ahead of the 2022-23 campaign, Max Bultman of The Athletic reports. Despite being able to play in just 71 games this year, Larkin still managed to post 69 points this year, the second-highest total in his seven-year NHL career. Barring any setbacks during the summer, Larkin should be ready to play come Opening Night and should once again challenge for the 70-point threshold.
Larkin will miss the rest of the 2021-22 campaign after undergoing core muscle surgery Monday. Larkin will come up just one point shy of recording his second 70-point campaign in his seven-year NHL career finishing with 31 goals and 38 helpers. With an expected recovery time of 8-to-10 weeks, Larkin should be fully cleared and ready to go for the start of next season. The 25-year-old Michigan native should be capable of challenging for both the 30-goal and 70-point threshold next year.
Larkin delivered an assist in Thursday's 3-0 win over the Hurricanes. Even though Detroit is clearly out of the playoff picture, Larkin continues to play his heart out. The 25-year-old captain has three goals and four assists for a point-per-game pace in April, and all of that production has taken place at even strength. With 31 goals and 38 assists on the season ledger, Larkin is five points away from a new career high.
Larkin notched two assists, one short-handed, in Wednesday's 3-1 win over the Jets. He had a hand in both of Sam Gagner's tallies on the night. Larkin has a four-game point streak going, and over the last 12 contests he's put together three goals and 10 points.
Larkin dished out two assists in Tuesday's 6-3 win over the Flyers. Larkin's contributions allowed the Red Wings to bookend the second period with goals. He helped Lucas Raymond put Detroit ahead 3-0 at the 1:07 mark of the middle frame, then assisted on Jakub Vrana's goal to make it 4-2 with 1:09 left in the second. Larkin's mired in an eight-game goal drought, and this was his first multi-point performance over that stretch, yet Detroit's first-line center is still above a point-per-game pace this season with 61 in 58.
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