Red Wings captain Dylan Larkin suspended one game for ‘sucker punch’ on Lightning’s Mathieu Joseph

Oct 16, 2021

Red Wings captain Dylan Larkin received a one-game suspension Friday for punching Lightning forward Mathieu Joseph in the face during Tampa Bay’s 7-6 overtime win Thursday in Detroit.

Unhappy after a check from behind by Joseph sent him sprawling headfirst into the boards — Larkin missed the end of last season when he suffered a neck injury that left him in a cervical hard collar for eight weeks — Larkin got up and landed a right-handed punch to Joseph’s face with 9:20 left in the second period, drawing a match penalty and ejection from the game.

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