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Darren Helm | Center | #43

Team: Detroit Red Wings
Age / DOB:  (29) / 1/21/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 196
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 5 (132) / DET
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Darren Helm has been serving as the net-front player on Detroit's power play.
"I love it," he said. "Nobody loves to be crosschecked and get hit in front of the net too often, but I love to be out there. OK, I don't love it, but love to be part of that power play and try to do some things to help." He hasn't earned any points on the power play this season, but that could change if his new role continues. Helm has four goals and nine assists in 46 games. Feb 4 - 7:53 AM

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Darren Helm snapped his personal 18 game goal drought during Saturday's 4-3 loss to Anaheim.

Now healthy for the second consecutive season, Helm was looking to build off his 15 goal and 33 point season from 2014-15. But with just four goals and 12 points in 44 games thus far, perhaps this is more akin to his actual production level at this stage of his career.
Jan 24 - 1:10 AM

Darren Helm ended up skating with Pavel Datsyuk and Dylan Larkin on Wednesday night versus St. Louis.

He filled in for Tomas Tartar, who was a very late scratch because of an illness. Helm posted four hits and one shot in the Red Wings' 2-1 loss to the Blues.
Jan 21 - 8:06 AM

Darren Helm assisted on goals by Tomas Tatar and Alexey Marchenko in the Wings 4-2 loss to the Kings on Monday night.

Helm now has three goals and eight assists, for a total of eleven points on the season in thirty-nine games played.
Jan 12 - 2:34 AM

Darren Helm is on a roll and is thriving on a line alongside Pavel Datsyuk.

Although his full-season stats are nothing special, keep an eye on Helm as he has recorded two two-point games in his last five while playing on a line with Pavel Datsyuk. Helm may be worth a pick up in deeper pools.
Sat, Dec 12, 2015 09:37:00 AM

Darren Helm potted a pair of goals on Thursday night to help the Wings top division leader Montreal 3-2.

The 28-year-old has slumped for most of the season and has been rather inconsistent with his scoring. You might, however, want to make sure Helm is in your lineup next time Detroit plays on a Thursday. Six of his seven points and all of his three goals have come on Thursday nights this season. The Red Wings' next Thursday night game is Dec. 29 in WInnipeg.
Thu, Dec 10, 2015 10:27:00 PM

Darren Helm scored a goal and added an assist in the Wings' 5-1 win over the Coyotes on Thursday night.

Helm has slumped for most of the season, with just three points in 21 games before a relieving two point performance on Thursday. The 28-year-old assisted on a goal by Gustav Nyquist and scored an unassisted marker.
Thu, Dec 3, 2015 10:29:00 PM

Darren Helm will get a turn with Pavel Datsyuk and Brad Richards on Tuesday night.

Teemu Pulkkinen and Tomas Jurco received time on that line, but now coach Jeff Blashill is trying to get Helm out of his scoring funk with a promotion. Helm has no goals and three assists in 20 games this year.
Mon, Nov 30, 2015 03:14:00 PM

Darren Helm has no goals in 13 games this season.

He has also contributed just one assist. Helm scored personal bests with 15 goals and 33 points last season, but he missed most of training camp and the start of the regular season because of a shoulder injury and a concussion.
Mon, Nov 16, 2015 10:16:00 AM

Darren Helm (concussion/shoulder) will make his regular season debut on Saturday night.

Helm missed the first four games of the regular season, but he will suit up in tonight's game against Montreal. The 28-year-old had 15 goals and 33 points in 75 games last season.
Sat, Oct 17, 2015 03:31:00 PM

There is a chance that Darren Helm (concussion/shoulder) could return to action against Montreal Saturday night.

So says Detroit coach Jeff Blashill. We guess the setback he suffered on Thursday was not serious. If you need Helm for some reason, get ready to activate him.
Sat, Oct 17, 2015 10:46:00 AM

Darren Helm (concussion/shoulder) has suffered a setback.

Helm is still considered to be a possibility to return on Saturday, but he won't play Friday. His injuries have prevented him from making his season debut thus far.
Thu, Oct 15, 2015 02:29:00 PM

Darren Helm (concussion/shoulder) might be able to play on Saturday.

Helm has been practicing for several days now, but he might still be rusty given that he's been sidelined since the first day of training camp. If he does play, it might be on the fourth line with Drew Miller and Luke Glendening.
Wed, Oct 14, 2015 03:59:00 PM

Darren Helm (concussion/shoulder) skated on the fourth line at Monday's practice.

His status for Tuesday's contest will be determined in the morning. The Red Wings will need to remove someone from the roster to activate Helm from injured reserve. If he is ready then Alexey Marchenko may be sent to the AHL even if his stay is only temporary.
Mon, Oct 12, 2015 06:24:00 PM

Darren Helm (concussion/shoulder) hopes to play next week.

He still has to get some practices in before he can return, though. Helm suffered a concussion and a Grade 1 shoulder separation when he collided with a teammate at practice during training camp.
Wed, Oct 7, 2015 12:52:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Pavel Datsyuk
2Dylan Larkin
3Brad Richards
4Darren Helm
5Riley Sheahan
6Luke Glendening
LW1Henrik Zetterberg
2Tomas Tatar
3Andreas Athanasiou
4Teemu Pulkkinen
5Drew Miller
RW1Gustav Nyquist
2Justin Abdelkader
3Tomas Jurco
4Joakim Andersson
5Johan Franzen
D1Niklas Kronwall
2Mike Green
3Danny DeKeyser
4Kyle Quincey
5Brendan Smith
6Jonathan Ericsson
7Jakub Kindl
8Alexey Marchenko
G1Petr Mrazek
2Jimmy Howard