MLive’s Ansar Khan posted an article discussing Dylan Larkin’s return to the Red Wings’ lineup in last night’s 5-1 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets:
“It was hard, it was challenging,” Larkin said. “I have to again, give a thank you to our training staff and our doctors and my teammates that helped me and the trainers with me every day, all summer working. They were with me every step of the way and every doctor’s appointment and every day at the hospital. I can’t thank them enough, how they helped me get back to this. But definitely a perspective of I’m going to just play hockey and enjoy every day.”
Larkin played on a line with Filip Zadina and Lucas Raymond, the 2020 fourth overall pick who registered a pair of assists with slick passes, giving him four points (goal, three assists) in two games.
Larkin described the first period as tough.
“It was like Ricky Bobby’s first race back after his car crash,” he said, referencing the movie Talladega Nights. “I just felt like everything was going fast. As the second and third started to happen, I felt a little more comfortable and it was nice to be on the good side of some good plays.”