Detroit Red Wings captain Dylan Larkin suspended 1 game for throwing punch
NEW YORK (AP) — The NHL suspended Detroit Red Wings captain Dylan Larkin for a game for roughing Tampa Bay’s Mathieu Joseph.
The league announced the penalty Friday, adding Larkin will give up $30,500 in pay that will go toward the Players’ Emergency Assistance Fund.
Larkin will miss Detroit’s home game tonight against Vancouver. The NHL says Larkin was suspended for retaliating to Joseph’s hit from behind with a punch in the face when the opponent was not suspecting it.
“He’s coming off what he’s coming off and then gets hit into the boards so you can understand why he’s upset,” Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill said.