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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 (shoulder) is slated to make his return this weekend, according to GM Ken Holland.
That could place him in the lineup on Friday at Buffalo or Sunday versus the New York Rangers. Helm hasn't played since Nov. 15 because of a shoulder injury. Jan 17 - 1:19 PM

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Darren Helm (shoulder) took part in Tuesday's practice.

Helm isn't expected to make his return this week though. He hasn't played since Nov. 15.
Jan 4 - 11:06 AM

Darren Helm (shoulder) isn't expected to be back in the lineup this week.

He has already missed 17 games because of a dislocated shoulder and would miss three more if he can't play until after the Centennial Classic.
Mon, Dec 26, 2016 01:26:00 PM

Darren Helm (shoulder) could be ready to play as early as next Tuesday.

He took part in a full practice Thursday. Helm has been sidelined since Nov. 15 with a dislocated shoulder.
Fri, Dec 23, 2016 08:06:00 AM

Darren Helm (shoulder) skated with the Red Wings on Thursday.

Helm hasn't played since Nov. 15 and until now he hadn't been on the ice with Detroit since sustaining the injury. His goal is to be back in the Red Wings' lineup shortly after Christmas.
Thu, Dec 15, 2016 11:39:00 AM

As expected, Darren Helm (shoulder) has been moved to long-term injured reserve.

He will miss a minimum of six weeks because of a dislocated shoulder and could be sidelined for up to eight weeks. The Red Wings also called up Tyler Bertuzzi in a corresponding move and Thomas Vanek will be activated this weekend.
Thu, Nov 17, 2016 11:08:00 AM

Darren Helm (shoulder) will be placed on long-term injured reserve at some point.

The move will free up the salary cap space to call someone up from the minors and activate Thomas Vanek for Sunday. Red Wings GM Ken Holland said the timetable was estimated at six-to-eight weeks for Helm and that no surgery is needed.
Thu, Nov 17, 2016 09:50:00 AM

Darren Helm doesn't require surgery on his shoulder yet.

However, it could be determined that a procedure is necessary down the road if something changes when Helm is re-evaluated. He is slated to miss a minimum of six weeks because of a dislocated shoulder.
Wed, Nov 16, 2016 05:04:00 PM

Darren Helm has been diagnosed with a dislocated shoulder.

He is projected to be out of commission for at least six weeks. Helm was injured in Tuesday's game against Tampa Bay.
Wed, Nov 16, 2016 04:51:00 PM

Darren Helm is out indefinitely after he suffered an upper-body injury on Tuesday night versus Tampa Bay.

He was hurt in the third period and the Red Wings expect more to know about his status on Wednesday. Helm appeared to injure his arm when he was upended by Lightning defender Nikita Nesterov and slid into the boards.
Wed, Nov 16, 2016 10:08:00 AM

Armed with a new contract, Darren Helm has gotten off to a hot start this season.

Helm inked a five-year, $19.25 million deal with Detroit over the summer. Since then he's scored four goals and five points in six games. "It’s nice to be able to do something with that contract to show that I deserved it," Helm said. He wasn't signed specifically for his offensive production, but it's been a nice bonus lately. That being said, it would be very surprising if Helm managed to stay hot for too much longer. Keep in mind he finished 2015-16 with 13 goals and 26 points in 77 contests.
Mon, Oct 24, 2016 10:18:00 AM

Darren Helm netted a pair of goals in a 5-1 win against Ottawa on Monday night.

Helm is off to a great start this season with three goals and one assist over a three-game point streak. He produced just 26 points in 77 games last year and he has surpassed the 30-point mark twice in his career, so he is bound to slow down at some point.
Tue, Oct 18, 2016 09:58:00 AM

Darren Helm was the only Red Wing to beat Roberto Luongo Saturday night in Detroit's 4-1 loss to Florida

Helm took a pass from Gustav Nyquist to net his first goal of the season. The Helm line, featuring Nyquist and Thomas Vanek, has been the Red Wings' only effectuve unit over Detroit's first two games, both losses in the state of Florida.
Sun, Oct 16, 2016 09:41:00 AM

Darren Helm is excited to open the season with Thomas Vanek on his line.

"Watching him in practice, he has an ability to score unlike almost anybody I've seen," Helm said Wednesday. "I'm definitely excited to play with him, and hopefully we can find some chemistry and use his talents and score some goals." He collected 13 goals and 13 assists in 77 games last season.
Thu, Oct 6, 2016 07:44:00 AM

Darren Helm was frustrated towards the end of the 2015-16 campaign due to what he felt was a lack of communication about his role.

Helm talked it over with coach Jeff Blashill and GM Ken Holland in June though. "Sometimes I just didn’t feel like the message was relayed to me clearly," Helm said. "I didn’t know if I was moving (lines) because I wasn’t playing well or doing things wrong or matchups. I had lots of talks with Kenny and lots of talks with Blash, and we just opened up a better line of communication between us (Helm and Blashill), and I feel confident things would be a little better between him and I, and we could make things work." Helm signed a five-year, $19.25 million contract with Detroit in July. He's being penciled in to serve as the third-line center.
Wed, Sep 14, 2016 09:11:00 AM

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PosRoleName
C1Dylan Larkin
2Frans Nielsen
3Darren Helm
4Luke Glendening
LW1Henrik Zetterberg
2Tomas Tatar
3Anthony Mantha
4Steve Ott
5Drew Miller
RW1Gustav Nyquist
2Justin Abdelkader
3Thomas Vanek
4Riley Sheahan
5Andreas Athanasiou
6Tomas Jurco
7Joe Vitale
8Johan Franzen
D1Niklas Kronwall
2Mike Green
3Danny DeKeyser
4Brendan Smith
5Jonathan Ericsson
6Xavier Ouellet
7Alexey Marchenko
8Ryan Sproul
G1Petr Mrazek
2Jimmy Howard
3Jared Coreau