Nov 18: Emily Kaplan of ESPN reports that Larkin is confirmed negative, meaning he should be able to exit the protocol and play tonight for the Red Wings. The team has officially confirmed he had a false positive and Larkin was at the morning skate in Las Vegas with the rest of the team.
Nov 17: During last night’s game against the Dallas Stars, Detroit Red Wings captain Dylan Larkin exited partway through and didn’t return. The team announced that he had been pulled because of COVID testing and is now in the protocol.
The Red Wings did not confirm whether Larkin tested positive, but Frank Seravalli of Daily Faceoff reports that a positive test result from the morning was received by the team during the game. Should Larkin develop any symptoms, he’ll be held away from the team for a minimum of ten days. He will likely stay in Dallas while the Red Wings travel to Vegas for a match against the Golden Knights tomorrow.
Losing your captain is never ideal, but Larkin is also in the midst of a strong stretch of play for the Red Wings. Even in last night’s game, he scored before leaving, and now has goals in four of his last five matches. The Red Wings ended up losing the game and are now at 8-8-2 on the year.