Detroit Red Wings’ Dylan Larkin back with team after false COVID-19 positive test

Detroit Free Press

LAS VEGAS — Detroit Red Wings captain Dylan Larkin was back on the ice Thursday after a brief COVID scare.

Larkin was pulled during Tuesday’s game at Dallas after a positive test and placed in pandemic protocol after receiving a positive test. He stayed in Dallas as his teammates flew on to Las Vegas, joining them late Wednesday after further testing revealed Larkin does not have COVID-19.

“I’m here, I’m happy to be here,” Larkin said. “It’s been tough, but it’s part of the world right now and part of protocols.

“It has been challenging, mentally. I’ve been thinking about other people, thinking about the possibility of 10 days out. There’s been a lot going through my mind, but I’m just really happy to be playing tonight.”

The Wings take on the Golden Knights at T-Mobile Arena. Larkin has 14 points in 14 games, and is on a three-game goal-scoring streak.

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