Of Red Wings roster-related note from the Associated Press’s Larry Lage’s game recap:
[Dylan] Larkin’s goal gave him six points in seven games. He has provided desperately needed scoring for an offensively challenged team that was without Bertuzzi, who leads the team with five goals.
Larkin, the team’s captain, has been playing through an undisclosed injury since he was hurt last week against Dallas.
”I feel like I can still help us win, so I’m going to be out there,” he said. ”If that changes, I’ll have to make a decision.”
The Red Wings were without Adam Erne, Robby Fabbri, Sam Gagner, Jon Merrill and Filip Zadina due to the NHL’s COVID-19 protocols, while Florida didn’t have anyone on the league’s list.
”I don’t know the exact dates, but we should have most of them available for Wednesday,” Detroit coach Jeff Blashill said.
Update: Here’s a bit more on the COVID quintet from the Detroit News’s Ted Kulfan:
The Wings will be getting some of their players on the COVID-19 protocol list gradually this week.
Robby Fabbri and Adam Erne could be back as soon as Wednesday in Tampa, while Sam Gagner, Jon Merrill and Filip Zadina are likely to filter in during the early part of the road trip.