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by IwoCPO on 03/18/13 at 09:36 AM ET
Updated below: Khan(!)'s going nuts with paragraphs on MLive. He says Nyquist would have been sent down regardless of Helm's condition, and he tells us that because it's exactly what Ken Holland told him to tell us. More below. Seriously.
Looks like it...
More details from the Deep Digger captain,
"He's skating today and tomorrow and after two days of practice I'd assume it's a Wednesday morning decision,'' general manager Ken Holland said.
Helm has appeared in only one game (Jan. 25 vs. Minnesota) due to a back injury (slight tear in disc) suffered three days before training camp.
"If Helm is in the lineup, great. If not, we'll reassess Thursday and might bring back Nyquist for the California trip (four games, starting in Anaheim Friday),'' Holland said.
The Red Wings would have sent down Nyquist today whether or not Helm was close to returning.
"(Coach Mike Babcock) will use the same 12 forwards Wednesday if Helm can't go,'' Holland said. "Why keep Nyquist as a healthy scratch? Grand Rapids has a game on Tuesday.''
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