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Darren Helm Fined For Slashing

NEW YORK (Oct. 18, 2019) – Detroit Red Wings forward Darren Helm has been fined $5,000, the maximum allowable under the Collective Bargaining Agreement, for slashing Calgary Flames forward Elias Lindholm during NHL Game No. 103 in Calgary on Thursday, Oct. 17, the National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safety announced today.

The incident occurred at 5:10 of the third period. Helm was assessed a major penalty and game misconduct for slashing.

The money goes to the Players’ Emergency Assistance Fund.

If you missed the slash, watch it below.

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Paul's avatar

Optional skate for the Wings in Edmonton today, if any news comes out, I will start a new post.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 10/18/19 at 01:45 PM ET

Chris in Hockey Hell's avatar

I know Sportsnet is the Canadian feed, but I like how they just kept showing the zoomed out view of the elbow but kept showing slow-mo, zoomed in shots of the slash. You know what, though? This might sound cold, but good for Helmer. I don’t care. The refs won’t call elbows to the head, you get a two-hander. Don’t start shit, won’t be shit.

Posted by Chris in Hockey Hell from Ann Arbor, MI but LIVING in Columbia, TN on 10/18/19 at 02:23 PM ET


Fan loogie also clearly visible.

Posted by Unhealthy Scratch on 10/18/19 at 02:59 PM ET

Hootinani's avatar

5 grand for a slash, but the elbows are free.  Get your fill.

Seems like the exact message you want to send when you claim to be cracking down on headshots.

Posted by Hootinani from the parade following Babs out of town on 10/18/19 at 03:01 PM ET


I don’t blame him.

Now if Lindholm was actually going to miss a bunch of games due to the severity
of the slash, it’s an issue.

But somehow a flagrant elbow to head is totally missed/ignored.

It shows a little passion from Helm to say: there’s a cost to that.
I assume he just picked a spot on the back of the leg where he knew
Lindholm would need a while to walk it off. It’s not like he’s targeting a guy’s knee or something.

Posted by lefty.30 on 10/18/19 at 03:27 PM ET

damndog revenge   From the bowels of Detroit's avatar

Limphome was administered Instant Karma from Helm thanks to the Refs. If LimpHome has a beef with anyone it should be himself and the Zebras.

Posted by damndog revenge From the bowels of Detroit on 10/18/19 at 05:02 PM ET

ilovehomers's avatar


Hahhaha gold.

Posted by ilovehomers on 10/18/19 at 06:05 PM ET


Five and a game was overkill, but a fine too? What a joke.

Posted by CharDeeMacDennis on 10/19/19 at 03:15 PM ET

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