Darren Helm will not travel to New Jersey for tomorrow’s game against the Devils because of a shoulder injury he sustained while playing the Flyers.
Both Smith and DeKeyser missed significant time, DeKeyser is still out, and depending on how severe Helm’s shoulder injury is the Red Wings could lose their second line center for a long period of time.
Darren Helm was just stepping into his own as a second line center, but as a legitimate scoring threat for the Red Wings. Helm is tied for fourth on the team with 7 goals and has 10 points in only 15 games this season.
Hopefully Darren Helm will return to the line-up sooner than later for his and the Detroit Red Wings sake.
[UPDATE] – Helm has fluid in his shoulder and will be out for both games this weekend.
Per Ken Holland, MRI showed #RedWings Darren Helm has fluid in shoulder, out for weekend (NJD, FLA), re-evaluate Monday.
— Helene St. James (@HeleneStJames) December 5, 2013