The Detroit Red Wings are closing in on the end of their season. They take on the Sabres at home tonight after two road wins against the Maple Leafs and the Canadiens in their road trip through Canada.
Rookie Marco Kasper made his NHL debut as an 18-year-old for the Detroit Red Wings against the Maple Leafs in the Red Wings win by way of a Dylan Larkin hat trick last Sunday. Kasper got involved all over the ice right from the get-go.
He took the first draw of the game and may have lost it, but set the tone for his debut early. He was involved in the play on both ends of the ice and even was the antagonist in some of the scrums, getting a little feisty, something the Red Wings desperately need.
It looked like Kasper was exactly what the Red Wings ordered in a prospect. He’s taken some serious strides this year overseas, and the results in his debut left a hunger to see more from him as the 2022-23 season continues to wind down.
Detroit Red Wings forward Marco Kasper is out for the season.
While he only played one game for the Red Wings, the team’s fans will have to wait until next year to see him again. It was announced that the Red Wings youngster sustained a lower-body injury and is going to be done for the 2022-23 season.
As the Red Wings finish up their slate of games, Kasper will not be able to get back on the ice. On top of being done for the year, it was noted that the injury will cut into his off-season training plans.
The extent of the injury was not shared, but the Red Wings did indicate that their top prospect will not need to undergo surgery but will have a delay in the timetable of his off-season training. There’s no reason to panic yet.
It sucks that the Red Wings will not be able to give Kasper a bigger taste of the NHL before the end of this season, but the good news is he got to make his debut and should be able to crack the roster in 2023-24.
He’s going to come into training camp and try to show that same intensity he showed in his debut, which made it seem like he was going to be a very welcome part of the team’s top six for years to come.
The future is still bright for Kasper, but fans will have to wait until the 2023-24 season to see the youngster again.