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Darren Helm | Center

Team: Detroit Red Wings
Age / DOB:  (28) / 1/21/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 196
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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. Nov 16 - 10:16 AM

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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.
Oct 17 - 3:31 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.
Oct 17 - 10:46 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.
Oct 15 - 2:29 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.
Oct 14 - 3:59 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.
Oct 12 - 6:24 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.
Oct 7 - 12:52 PM

The Detroit Red Wings have placed Darren Helm on injured reserve retroactive to September 18.

Helm has been dealing with a concussion. He was supposed to rejoin his teammates on the ice at some point this week, but his return date has been pushed back a couple of times already. He remains day-to-day for now.
Source: Ansar Khan
Oct 4 - 2:18 PM

Darren Helm could return to practice at some point this week.

Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill wants to see Helm take part in two practices before he re-inserts him into the lineup.
Oct 4 - 11:18 AM

Darren Helm (concussion, shoulder) hasn't resumed skating, but he might be back on the ice by the end of this week.

He isn't expected to see more exhibition playing time, but hopes to be ready for the regular season opener on Oct. 9. Coach Jeff Blashill wants Helm to participate in at least a couple of practices before that happens, though.
Sep 29 - 2:45 PM

Darren Helm is dealing with headaches, as he tries to recover from a concussion.

He also suffered a Grade 1 shoulder separation in a collision with prospect Jerome Verrie during Friday's practice. The shoulder injury is projected to take two-to-four weeks to heal, but the concussion is trickier. Helm will need to wait for his symptoms to go away completely before he can get back on the ice.
Sep 21 - 3:00 PM

Darren Helm suffered a concussion during a team scrimmage on Friday when he collided with undrafted invitee Jerome Verrier.

Helm is coming off a career year in goals (15) and points (33) and is entering the final season of his four-year $8.5M contract, so this is not the way he envisioned beginning his walk year. Hopefully he'll be able to recover quickly enough to forego yet another injury-plagued season.
Sep 18 - 10:55 PM

Darren Helm said he's in very good shape heading into training camp.

A big reason for that is because he didn't have to rehab any significant injuries during the summer break. "Last two years, I’ve been doing a little bit of rehab and a little light lifting," Helm said. "And this year I was able to do the heavy lifting and the training the way the other guys do, and at the same time being smart with what I need to do. I think I’m in better shape than I have been in previous years." This is an important season for Helm, as he can become an unrestricted free-agent at season's end.
Sep 5 - 9:42 AM

Darren Helm can become an unrestricted free agent after the 2015-16 season.

Detroit will probably be looking to re-sign him before that happens, though. Helm became a top-six forward for the Wings last season, while posting new career highs with 15 goals and 33 points in 75 games. He will earn a salary of $2.5 million this year on a deal that carries a $2.125 million cap hit.
Aug 19 - 11:49 AM

Darren Helm played alongside Pavel Datsyuk and Tomas Tatar in Game 3 on Tuesday night.

"He gives Datsyuk pace, he's at the net, on the puck," coach Mike Babcock said. Helm didn't get a point in Game 3, but he led the Red Wings with seven hits and posted a plus-1 rating during 19:46 of ice time. He has no goals and two assists in the series.
Apr 22 - 8:32 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Pavel Datsyuk
2Brad Richards
3Dylan Larkin
4Darren Helm
5Riley Sheahan
6Luke Glendening
LW1Henrik Zetterberg
2Tomas Tatar
3Teemu Pulkkinen
4Drew Miller
RW1Gustav Nyquist
2Justin Abdelkader
3Johan Franzen
4Joakim Andersson
D1Niklas Kronwall
2Mike Green
3Danny DeKeyser
4Kyle Quincey
5Brendan Smith
6Jonathan Ericsson
7Jakub Kindl
8Alexey Marchenko
G1Jimmy Howard
2Petr Mrazek