Dylan Larkin out with upper-body injury, Nosek to make debut

Wings GM Ken Holland discusses the emergence of rookie Dylan Larkin, who's the real deal on both ends of the ice and was an easy choice to make the team this season.

Detroit Red Wings forward Dylan Larkin will miss tonight’s game against the Nashville Predators with an upper-body injury, according to head coach Jeff Blashill.

The 19-year-old is having an excellent rookie season, having played in all 34 games so far for the Red Wings, leading the team in goals (13) while his 24 points are less than only Henrik Zetterberg‘s 27 for the team lead.

He leads all rookies in goals, and is third in points, behind only Arizona’s Max Domi (25), and Chicago’s Artemi Panarin (31).

Larkin was Detroit’s first pick, 15th overall in 2014.

Tomas Nosek is expected to make his NHL debut in Larkin’s place.

Nosek, 23, was signed by the Red Wings as an undrafted free agent in 2014. He has just seven points (2G, 5A) in 25 games with the Grand Rapids Griffins of the American Hockey League this year, after posting 34 points in 55 games there in 2014-15.

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