from Max Bultman of The Athletic,
Larkin has been skating for about a month now, he said, and just got cleared to shoot last week, so his return-to-play process is not yet complete. But he looked fluid as he skated through drills Tuesday and was in good spirits afterward.
“I feel great,” Larkin said. “Kind of a little blessing, I think, with how my summer’s been — it’s been a lot of rehab, a lot of recovery. I think I needed that.”
In reflecting on the 2020 offseason, Larkin said he thought he might have overdone it a bit while pushing himself so hard during the extra-long, pandemic-induced offseason. (The Red Wings were one of just seven teams that were in their offseason for 10 full months between 2019-20 and 2020-21.)...
The exact timeline, however, is still unfolding, with contact an obviously important benchmark.
“It’s something that is weekly, daily, it depends — I just have to still be cautious,” Larkin said. “I’m trying to push myself to be ready, and I think I will, but there’s still a little bit of an unknown with how everything’s going to respond. But so far, it’s looking good and I’m excited.”
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