Feb 26, 2014; Montreal, Quebec, CAN; Detroit Red Wings head coach Mike Babcock looks at the scoreboard during the second period against Montreal Canadiens at Bell Centre. Mandatory Credit: Jean-Yves Ahern-USA TODAY Sports

Detroit Red Wings Injury Report

Just when things could not get any worse for the Detroit Red Wings, the injuries are continuing to pile up.

Pavel Datsyuk missed Tuesday’s game against the New Jersey Devils because of inflammation in his knee and it was believed that after a few days rest he would be ready to play again, but that will not happen.

Unfortunately for Detroit, Datsyuk has been shut down for the next three weeks in hopes that he will return healthier and ready for the playoff grind. He will not play, practice, or workout and the treatment he receives on his knee will be accelerated so when he returns to the ice he will feel closer to one hundred percent.

Darren Helm is joining Datsyuk on the injured list for Detroit. In the second period against the Devils, Helm was experiencing headaches and was pulled from of the game for precautionary reasons.

Helm saw a doctor yesterday and will miss the next two games for Detroit, while undergoing the NHL concussion protocol. There is no timetable for Helm’s return to the ice, but the sooner the better for Detroit.

Stephen Weiss was expected to return once the Olympic break was over, but said he needed more practice time before returning to the line-up. During those practice sessions, Weiss started to feel some pain, which caused a set back in his recovery.

Instead of returning to the line-up, Weiss will be out at least another week and could end up being out even longer.

There are no changes in Henrik Zetterberg‘s, Jakub Kindl‘s, or Daniel Cleary‘s prognosis. Zetterberg will not return until after the regular season, while Kindl and Cleary are day-to-day.

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