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Darren Helm | Center | #43

Team: Detroit Red Wings
Age / DOB:  (30) / 1/21/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 196
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 5 (132) / DET
Contract: view contract details

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Darren Helm scored a goal in his return to the Red Wings lineup on Friday night.
Helm came back after missing 28 games with a shoulder injury. His third period-goal gave the Wings a 2-1 lead at the time. "That definitely gave me a little extra boost for the last part of the game," Helm said. "It was kind of the way I expected. I was pretty gassed a lot of the game, but I kind of pushed through it and it got better." The 29-year-old finished the game with a plus-1 rating, two penalty minutes, three shots on goal and two hits in 13:58 of ice time. He has five goals and three assists in 18 games. Jan 21 - 11:00 AM

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Detroit has removed Darren Helm (shoulder) from the long-term injured reserve list.

The Red Wings took that step because Helm is expected to return on Friday. He'll likely play on a line with Luke Glendening and Justin Abdelkader.
Jan 20 - 1:22 PM

Darren Helm (shoulder) will be back in the Red Wings' lineup on Friday.

Helm is coming back after an absence of roughly two months. He'll probably play on the fourth line with Luke Glendening and Justin Abdelkader.
Jan 20 - 12:02 PM

Darren Helm's status for Friday is slated to be determined after the pregame skate.

He is likely to return from a dislocated shoulder on Friday versus Buffalo. Helm has missed the last 28 games.
Jan 20 - 8:16 AM

Darren Helm (shoulder) might be back on Friday.

If Helm does play then it will be his first game since Nov. 15. Steve Ott (shoulder) was placed on the injured reserve list, so there's a spot open to activate Helm.
Jan 19 - 2:53 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Dylan Larkin
2Frans Nielsen
3Darren Helm
4Luke Glendening
LW1Henrik Zetterberg
2Tomas Tatar
3Anthony Mantha
4Steve Ott
RW1Thomas Vanek
2Gustav Nyquist
3Andreas Athanasiou
4Justin Abdelkader
5Riley Sheahan
6Johan Franzen
7Joe Vitale
D1Mike Green
2Danny DeKeyser
3Jonathan Ericsson
4Xavier Ouellet
5Brendan Smith
6Niklas Kronwall
7Ryan Sproul
8Nick Jensen
G1Petr Mrazek
2Jimmy Howard