Friday’s Tweets from practice: Larkin ‘takes a twirl’; Fabbri steps into Larkin’s spot

The Detroit Red Wings hit the ice at Little Caesars Arena just before noon today, hoping to rebound from last night’s OT loss to Tampa Bay when they host the Vancouver Canucks on Saturday (7 PM EDT start on Bally Sports Detroit/97.1 FM).

Whether the Wings will have Dylan Larkin in the lineup is in question; what’s not is the fact that Vancouver plays in Philadelphia tonight, so Detroit may be able to take advantage of a slightly fatigued Vancouver team.

Anyway, opening night was fun, eh?

Dylan Larkin took a slow, brief twirl on the ice before practice and left. He was shaken up from cross check into boards from Matthieu Joseph last night and has a hearing with NHL today for his retaliatory punch to the face. #RedWings pic.twitter.com/NQdTFkRX2X— Ansar Khan (@AnsarKhanMLive) October 15, 2021

Here’s a happy memory from Mike Commito to assuage your fears…

On this day in 2009, with two assists in the @DetroitRedWings‘ game against the Kings, @NicklasLidstrom became the first European-born defenceman to score 1,000 career NHL points #Hockey365 #LGRW pic.twitter.com/KpwVGdjBWM— Mike Commito (@mikecommito) October 15, 2021

Anyway, again….

Fabbri replaces Larkin as center on line with Bertuzzi and Raymond. Other practice lines:
Erne-Suter-Zadina
Namestnikov-Rasmussen-Gagner
Smith-Stephens-Rowney
D pairs:
DeKeyser-Hronek
Leddy-Seider
Staal-Lindstrom
Oesterle-Stecher pic.twitter.com/YjKNq1Qb9O— Ansar Khan (@AnsarKhanMLive) October 15, 2021

Dylan Larkin not on the ice today at Red Wings practice— Max Bultman (@m_bultman) October 15, 2021

The Wings also posted this little ditty…

Welcome back, Bert. 🙌 pic.twitter.com/690Hx5t6pf— Detroit Red Wings (@DetroitRedWings) October 15, 2021

Fabbri, who’s played some center the past couple seasons, went 8-3 on face-offs last night. Bertuzzi’s four goals came on a total of four shots. Hronek’s 25:09 in ice time was two minutes more than anyone else’s.— Ansar Khan (@AnsarKhanMLive) October 15, 2021

Hello, Ted…

Larkin not on ice today – also has hearing with Player Safety. #RedWings host Vancouver Saturday night— Ted Kulfan (@tkulfan) October 15, 2021

And also, hello, Daniella…

Larkin absent from practice https://t.co/JydnhqVYfW— Daniella Bruce (@daniellabruce_) October 15, 2021

Red Wings lines/pairs

Bertuzzi-Fabbri-Raymond
Zadina-Suter-Rowney
Namestnikov-Rasmussen-Gagner
Smith-Stephens-Rowney

DeKeyser-Hronek
Leddy-Seider
Staal-Lindstrom
Oesterle-Stecher— Max Bultman (@m_bultman) October 15, 2021

I really liked Lindstrom with Staal last night. Staal with Lindstrom, that was a learning curve, but that’s okay.

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