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.”
Detroit’s Dylan Larkin has been suspended for one game for Roughing Tampa Bay’s Mathieu Joseph. https://t.co/xcYgB6dnjh— NHL Player Safety (@NHLPlayerSafety) October 15, 2021
Red Wings captain Dylan Larkin did not appreciate this hit by Lightning forward Mathieu Joseph and let him know immediately. #LGRW pic.twitter.com/iu8KlirWOy— Bally Sports Detroit (@BallySportsDET) October 15, 2021