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Dylan Larkin's Return Is A Success

09/23/2019 at 8:15am EDT

from Dana Gauruder at the Detroit Free Press,

Any doubts about Dylan Larkin's health were squashed in his preseason debut on Sunday night. The Detroit Red Wings' star center picked up steam as the game went along, then put his speed, skill and playmaking ability into overdrive on the final play.

Larkin's assist on Madison Bowey's overtime game-winner put the dazzle into an otherwise drab preseason game.

Larkin won a faceoff against Pittsburgh's Jared McCann in his own zone, pounced on the puck and skated along the left side, then made a cut to the right while splitting defenders after entering the Penguins' zone. He reached the goal line, stopped hard and found Bowey wide open in the slot. The pass, as usual, was exquisite.

"Better and better as the game went along," coach Jeff Blashill said of Larkin's debut. "Obviously, he made an unreal play at the end there."

Having Larkin back was much like taking the Lamborghini out of the garage for a spin.

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Below, watch the extended game highlights.

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