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Red Wings forward Darren Helm had surgery on his forearm

Update: MLive’s Brendan Savage confirms that Helm has had surgery: Per NHL.com’s stream of coach Mike Babcock’s presser, Red Wings forward Darren Helm had surgery on his left forearm—for what, Babcock wouldn’t say, though it’s not hard to imagine that it involved cut tendons—after he suffered a skate cut from Alex Radulov in the 1st period of Detroit’s 3-2 loss to Nashville. He’s definitely out for the series…

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Zaze's avatar

Get well soon Helmer

Posted by Zaze on 04/12/12 at 01:12 AM ET

redxblack's avatar

and on Radulov’s skate. That guy shouldn’t even be in the NHL this year.

Posted by redxblack from Akron Ohio on 04/12/12 at 01:16 AM ET

detroitredwings's avatar

..and Helm, for this matter shouldn’t even be in Game 1.. life is a bitch

Posted by detroitredwings on 04/12/12 at 01:19 AM ET

Guilherme's avatar

This hurts more than the loss.

Posted by Guilherme from Brazsil on 04/12/12 at 01:24 AM ET

Jennemy of the Skate's avatar

R.S.V. Blurgh…

Posted by Jennemy of the Skate from the bar car on the stress train on 04/12/12 at 01:42 AM ET

Juice in LA's avatar

This is an actual Nightmare on Helm Street. damn it. What next- Some hillbilly puts a bounty out on Zetterberg and smashes his face into the glass and boards after the play/whistle/buzzer?


Posted by Juice in LA from Los Angeles by way of Detroit on 04/12/12 at 01:44 AM ET

DocF's avatar

This is bad, for sure.  I just hope the injury is not as severe as it might be.

Get well soon!


Posted by DocF from Now: Lynn Haven, FL; was Reidsville, NC on 04/12/12 at 02:02 AM ET

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Posted by DrewBehr from The Mitten on 04/12/12 at 02:56 AM ET

awould's avatar

Sorry, Paul.

Posted by awould on 04/12/12 at 03:10 AM ET

George Malik's avatar

I’ve often wanted a t-shirt that said, “F*ck f*ckity f*ck f*ck.” I think that statement summarizes my feelings regarding Darren Helm’s injury as well.

Posted by George Malik from South Lyon, MI on 04/12/12 at 03:19 AM ET

Baroque's avatar

One of the posters at Winging it in Motown (Josh, screen name Apocalyptic0n3) actually had surgery for a torn tendon. He’s at eight weeks right now and in his words “couldn’t hold a hockey stick if his life depended on it.” Just making a fist causes muscle spasms, and he may have lifetime damage and trouble gripping objects, etc.

I think it’s safe to assume Helm is done for the playoffs if the tendons are torn and his injury is more than just a deep cut.

(Link to Josh’s first comment discussing his injury: http://www.wingingitinmotown.com/2012/4/11/2942406/detroit-cant-overcome-rinne-bounces-predators-3-red-wings-2-preds#98465847 )

Posted by Baroque from Michigan on 04/12/12 at 06:32 AM ET

HockeyFanOhio's avatar

Holly crap, again with the skate cut.  Hope Helm can make a full recovery no matter how long it takes.

Posted by HockeyFanOhio from Central Ohio on 04/12/12 at 10:49 AM ET

bezukov's avatar

Am I alone in thinking that we didn’t see this many skate cut injuries under the pre-lockout regime?

Posted by bezukov from the kids are alright. on 04/12/12 at 11:48 AM ET

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