The Red Wings re-signed Darren Helm to a five-year deal worth $19.25 million ($3.85M AAV).
It was believed that Helm’s time with the Red Wings had come to an end and he was going to hit free agency, but Detroit came in with a five-year deal in the final hour to lock the 29-year-old up through the 2020-21 season. Helm is coming off of a sub-par year, having posted just 13 goals and 13 assists (26 points) in 77 games.
Helm (illness) will be a game-time decision on Tuesday.
Helm missed Sunday’s game vs. the Red Wings, but took part in Tuesday’s morning skate. Monitor Helm’s status during the pre-game warmups—if he can’t play, either Tomas Jurco or Teemu Pulkkinen will re-enter the lineup.
Helm (shoulder) will return to the Red Wings lineup on Saturday.
Helm missed the first four games of the regular season after separating his shoulder in the first training camp practice. Helm will replace Landon Ferraro in the lineup and is expected to start on the fourth line with Drew Miller and Joakim Andersson. In 2014-15 Helm set career-highs with 15 goals ad 33 points.
Helm (shoulder) is not expected to play this weekend.
Helm appeared to be on the verge of returning to the lineup earlier in the week, but now it looks like he will be held out of both of the Red Wings’ games this weekend. The Red Wings are off to a 3-0 start, so there is no reason to rush Helm back into action. Look for him to return next week.
Helm (shoulder) will not play on Friday; possible return set for Saturday.
It looked as if there was a chance that Helm was going to return to the lineup on Tuesday, but now he will be held out of the lineup for another game and should be back in the lineup on Saturday vs. Montreal.
Helm (shoulder) skated on a regular line on Monday; could play on Tuesday.
Helm was expected to miss 3-4 weeks with a separated shoulder. He has nearly reached the end of his timetable, which suggests that he could be back tomorrow vs. the Lightning. If Helm is set to return, the Red Wings will need to make a roster move.
Helm (separated shoulder) returned to practice on Tuesday.
Helm, who suffered a separated shoulder on the first day of training camp was expected to miss 2-4 weeks. Today marks the two and a half week mark which means he should probably make his season debut next week.
Helm will miss 2-4 weeks with a separated shoulder.
Helm suffered a grade 1 slight separated shoulder in the first day of training camp on Thursday. Helm has had a difficult time staying healthy throughout his career and this is not the way he wanted to start his 2015-16 season. If he misses just two weeks, he could be ready for the Red Wings season opener, but if he misses four weeks he would miss the first four or five games of the Red Wings’ season.
Helm (oblique) is expected to miss the next two games.
Helm has missed the last three games and he will miss a fourth straight tonight when the Red Wings take on the Oilers. Helm has been skating, but not with the team. He is expected to miss the Wings’ two games during the week, but could be back for their back-to-back on the weekend.
Helm has an oblique strain; will miss about one week.
Helm is expected to miss at least the next three games with an oblique strain. However, Red Wings GM Ken Holland said that Helm’s injury is not serious. He will be replaced by the recently acquired Erik Cole.
The oft-injured Helm has played in all 61 games this season, but it looks like he is going to be out for “a bit of time” according to the Red Wings general manager Ken Holland. He will have an MRI tomorrow to determine the nature and severity of the upper-body injury.