As noted this morning, Red Wings prospect netminder Filip Larsson won’t be participating in the Red Wings’ prospect tournament for precautionary reasons after feeling soreness in his groin. Larsson spoke with DetroitRedWings.com’s Dana Wakiji regarding his situation:
“I had groin issues last year,” Larsson said after the team’s optional morning skate at Centre Ice Arena. “I went pretty hard this summer. The last three weeks for almost two hours a day. It got a little bit sore. So because of what happened last year, I’m taking it easy so nothing happens again. But as you can see out there, I can go 100 percent so it’s nothing big. We’re just taking it easy.”
Larsson worked extensively with goaltending coach Jeff Salajko Saturday morning and has been on the ice every day.
Of course, most players prefer games to practice but Larsson is keeping the big picture in mind.
“Yeah, it’s unlucky,” Larsson said. “I’ve been over here for a month now, training with all the guys. It’s sucks to miss it. I came here to prepare for this tournament, so it sucks not being here. I’d rather be 100 percent when the season starts. I think I’ll be practicing with the team in a few days. It feels good.”