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by George Malik on 04/10/12 at 02:25 PM ET
Paul for George.
The biggest news to come out of today’s practice is this…
via Ted Kulfan tweet,
Helm says he is more optimistic for game one
via Helene St. James tweet,
Helm says “slight possibility for Game 1” more likely game 2
Somewhere in there has to be a middle spot. Does Helm play tomorrow?
added 1:36pm, via Chuck Pleiness tweet,
Helm says he is closer than he was yesterday to returning. Has not ruled out game 1
added 1:46pm, via Detroit Red Wings tweet,
Babcock on Helm: ‘All he has to do is tell me he’s playing and he’ll be in there.’
added 2:34pm, from Ansar Khan of Mlive,
Detroit Red Wings center Darren Helm said there is a “slight possibility’’ that he could be ready to play in Game 1 of the playoffs Wednesday at Nashville.
“Hopefully, if it feels really good tomorrow, I’ll go, if not then our goal was Game 2 or 3 anyway,’’ Helm said after practice today at Joe Louis Arena. “If I’m in for Game 1, great, but the second game I will be ready by that one.’‘
Helm, out since March 17 with a sprained left MCL, ditched the gray non-contact jersey for a red one in practice.
“I’ve got a lot of energy. It’s nice to back practicing with lines,’’ Helm said. “It’s pretty close for the time for me to get going again so it’s pretty exciting.
He said he hasn’t had contact yet, however.
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