Detroit Red Wings’ Captain Dylan Larkin Shares Tragic News
Dylan Larkin, of the Detroit Red Wings, shared on Instagram early Friday morning that he and his wife have lost their unborn child, a girl who was expected to arrive in April.
The Red Wings captain missed back-to-back games this week due to an undisclosed reason. Now we know why he was absent from the games on Wednesday and Thursday against the New York Rangers and the Chicago Blackhawks.
In the Instagram post, Larkin said, “This week my wife and I said goodbye to our baby. It’s hard to find words or positivity in this, but we greatly appreciate your support and understanding, and thank you for respecting our privacy.”
Dylan and his wife Kenzy got married on August 6th of this year. The baby would have been the couple’s first child. Our thoughts are with them and their family during this difficult time.
Our thoughts are with Dylan and his wife Kenzy during this difficult time.— TSN (@TSN_Sports) December 1, 2023
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When I read this news earlier today, I let out an audible gasp. I don’t know Dylan, but I can sympathize with him. Being a dad is the top honor I’ve had in my life. Being a hockey guy like him, spending time around the rink with your kids is priceless, and doesn’t last long enough.
On a personal note, the same thing happened to my wife and me. It sucks, but there’s only one thing you can do…keep trying. I have two beautiful kids that I wouldn’t trade for the world. I sometimes think about what that first baby would’ve brought to the world, but not for too long. Life happens and I was doubly blessed after.
My thoughts and prayers to the Larkin family in this sad time. Hopefully, Dylan can get back on the ice soon enough and move on with life through the help of his family and teammates.