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Before Training Camp Starts

09/21/2021 at 3:41pm EDT

from Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News,

Here are 10 story lines to follow as another Wings hockey season begins:

1. The health of Dylan Larkin and Tyler Bertuzzi

These are two critical players for the Wings' success, and both finished last season with significant injuries — Larkin to the neck, and Bertuzzi had back surgery. Both have been rehabilitating steadily and working out over the summer, and the expectations have been that both will be ready to be on the ice for the start of camp.

If, for some reason, one or both aren't quite ready and maybe won't be to begin the regular season, that would deal the Wings a severe blow.

2. How will Moritz Seider look?

Coming off a tremendous season in Sweden, and now with two years of pro hockey under his belt at age 20, Seider is projected to be in the starting lineup on opening night. It would be a shocker if he weren't, with injury likely the only reason Seider to be left out. Most projections have Seider being one of the impactful rookies in the NHL this season; these next few weeks might give an indication just how impactful.

3. Are Lucas Raymond and Jonatan Berggren NHL ready?

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