(Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

It’s early in the season, but we already have a suspension for the Detroit Red Wings.

Red Wings forward Dylan Larkin was given a one-game suspension by NHL Player Safety for roughing Mathieu Joseph of Tampa Bay during Thursday’s (Oct. 14) game.

“We understand that Larkin is frustrated on this play,” the video states. “But as our department has established in the past, players are not excused from punishment merely because they are acting in response to the actions of another player. What causes this play to rise to the level of supplemental discipline is the retaliatory nature of the punch and the force with which it is delivered to an unsuspecting opponent.”

Anne Erickson's love for music drew her into radio. She started on the airwaves shortly after graduating from MSU. Anne has a passion for rock and metal, and she also fronts the band Upon Wings. Email Anne at erickson@WRIF.com, follow her on Instagram at @EricksonAnne and tweet at her @AnneErickson! Anne covers the Detroit, Philadelphia and Las Vegas markets and beyond.