Red Wings remove Dylan Larkin against Stars due to COVID protocol

Detroit Red Wings centre Dylan Larkin (71) tries to clear the puck from behind the net during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Columbus Blue Jackets, Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021, in Detroit. (Duane Burleson/AP)

Detroit Red Wings captain Dylan Larkin was forced to leave Tuesday's game against the Dallas Stars because of COVID-19 protocol.

Larkin was pulled from the game after the second period. It was not made known whether he tested positive for COVID-19.

The 25-year-old scored in the second period as the Red Wings fell 5-2 to the Stars. In 14 games this season, Larkin has eight goals and 14 points.

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