Darren Helm RUMORS & NEWS

  • Business intervenes between Darren Helm and Red Wings

    Detroit News "There’s a lot of mutual admiration between Darren Helm and the Red Wings organization. But professional hockey is a business, and more often than not, loyalty and good feelings are tossed aside. An unrestricted free agent on July 1, Helm realizes his days with the organization that drafted..." April 29

  • Unhappy with call, Ryan Ellis sprays water bottle at ref

    CBS Sports "Late in the second period of Saturday's Predators-Red Wings game, Nashville defenseman Ryan Ellis was on the receiving end of a high hit from Detroit forward Darren Helm. Helm ended up earning a two-minute minor for roughing, but Ellis still wasn't satisified after returning to the bench. In an..." December 06

  • Red Wings' Helm out a week with head injury, GM says

    Detroit Free Press "The first day of Detroit Red Wings training camp started violently and left Darren Helm with a possible concussion. A few minutes after the Delvecchio group had begun drills at Centre Ice Arena this morning, Helm and free agent forward Jerome Verrier collided like freight trains, leaving both..." September 19

  • Darren Helm's daughter born in his car

    Detroit News "Darren Helm is a speedy hockey player. His newborn has already shown that quality. Helm and his girlfriend, Devon, welcomed their second child, a girl named Rylee, into the world 2:15 a.m. Monday morning -- on the way to the hospital, not at the hospital. Devon delivered Rylee in Helm's..." March 24

  • Darren Helm set to return, bolster Red Wings lines

    Detroit News "Darren Helm is likely to return to the Red Wings lineup Thursday against Florida. And with Helm available, the Red Wings are excited about their ability to put out four balanced and deep lines that could make this a formidable team in the playoffs. Helm skated Tuesday with most of the..." March 18

  • After two frustrating years, Helm 'stronger, smarter'

    Detroit News "Darren Helm sensed an opportunity and took advantage of it. Helm got the puck inside the blue line, had a little bit of gap between him and New Jersey's Eric Gelinas, and began driving toward the net. "I could tell their guy was a little tired," said Helm, of the Devils defenseman, as it was..." January 02

  • Wings to move Darren Helm to wing on Pavel Datsyuk's line due to depth at center

    Michigan Live "Nowhere did injuries hurt the Detroit Red Wings more in 2013-14 than at center. At one point, the four centers they used to start the season were out at the same time (Pavel Datsyuk, Stephen Weiss, Darren Helm and Joakim Andersson), in addition to Henrik Zetterberg, who moved back and forth..." September 04

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    Ansar Khan @AnsarKhanMLive

    Helm confirms he is playing tomorrow at Minnesota.

  • Red Wings' Tomas Jurco out minimum 10-14 days; Stephen Weiss, Darren Helm not ready to skate yet

    Michigan Live "Even the younger players aren’t immune from the injury bug that has plagued the Detroit Red Wings this season. Rookie forward Tomas Jurco is out a minimum of 10-to-14 days, general manager Ken Holland said. Jurco injured his ribs Tuesday on a cross-check from Columbus’ Blake Comeau during..." March 13

  • After seven-game absence, Helm returns for Detroit

    Pro Hockey Talk "Darren Helm will play for the first time in 2014 tonight when the Red Wings host the Blues at Joe Louis. Helm, who had been on IR with a groin injury, hasn’t played since Dec. 30. The layoff marked his second significant stint on the shelf this season, as he also missed 11 games with a shoulder..." January 20

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    Detroit Red Wings @DetroitRedWings

    Darren Helm will not play tonight; Danny DeKeyser is in for Marchenko #RedWings

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    Dan Rosen @drosennhl

    Darren Helm is not in the Red Wings lineup. He did skate in warmups. Reportedly has a sore groin.

  • Darren Helm's ailing shoulder adds to Wings' injury woes

    Detroit News "Darren Helm just can’t catch a break. The injury-riddled forward didn’t skate Thursday because of a shoulder sprain, which will keep him out of these next two games (tonight in New Jersey, Saturday at home against Florida). General manager Ken Holland said an MRI showed fluid on the shoulder..." December 06

  • Wings' Darren Helm makes most of chance to finally get to play

    Detroit News "Finally Darren Helm had the opportunity to prepare, get ready, and actually play in an NHL game. And he didn't waste it. After playing in only two games since April 2012, battling an incredible string of injuries and bad luck, Helm was the lineup for the Red Wings Saturday against the..." November 03

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    Damien Cox @DamoSpin

    Wings say C Darren Helm won't be back anytime soon. D Danny DeKeyser banged up should be ready for opener. May be DET's No. 4 on defence.

  • Red Wings' Darren Helm now has pulled groin; 'It is almost ... comical'

    Detroit Free Press "The saga of Darren Helm's health continues to stumble along tripped up these days by a pulled groin. Helm 26 played once during last season's 48-game NHL schedule undone by a sore back. Now with Detroit Red Wings training camp days from starting Helm isn't skating and he isn't cleared to take..." September 09

  • Red Wings' Helm feeling better but not prepared to say he'll be ready by opener

    Michigan Live "Darren Helm is encouraged by the progress he's made this summer after missing virtually all of last season with a mysterious back injury. But the Detroit Red Wings veteran forward stopped short of saying he plans to be in the lineup Oct. 2 for the season opener against the Buffalo..." August 30

  • Wings Darren Helm remains upbeat despite uncertain future

    Detroit News "Forward Darren Helm played only one game this season because of a back injury, and his future is uncertain. "I live in the real world and we need him at playoff time," coach Mike Babcock said. "We don't know what is going on and where we are today he's no closer today than he was in training..." June 01

  • Darren Helm won't play for Red Wings this season, Babcock thinks

    Detroit News "Coach Mike Babcock acknowledged this morning after a vigorous practice that Darren Helm, an important component of the Red Wing's front end, centering the third line and killing penalties, is unlikely to play this season. "Well, he's not going to play hockey, this year, I don't think," said..." April 09

  • Darren Helm has 'minor setback' in his attempt to return from back injury

    Michigan Live "Just as Detroit Red Wings center Darren Helm appeared on the verge of returning to action, he had another setback on Monday. Helm left the ice after 10 minutes during an optional practice at City I.C.E., with what he called a “minor setback'' in his effort to return from a back injury (slightly..." March 18

  • Red Wings' Darren Helm (back) could return as soon as next week

    Detroit Free Press "Darren Helm is on the Red Wings' horizon. General manager Ken Holland said Wednesday before a 5-2 loss to the Flames at the Saddledome that barring any setbacks, Darren Helm could return as early next Wednesday, when the Wings host the Minnesota Wild. Helm has played only one game this..." March 14

  • Darren Helm feels better in more ways than one these days

    Michigan Live "It's going to be at least another week or two until Darren Helm is healthy enough to return to the Detroit Red Wings lineup. Heck, it might be even longer. Back injuries can be tricky. But after battling injuries for almost a year now, things might finally be looking up for Helm. He not only..." March 13

  • Red Wings' Darren Helm improving slowly from injury, will see a rehab specialist

    Detroit Free Press "Red Wings general manager Ken Holland said forward Darren Helm will go to New York today to see "a rehab specialist." Helm has been out since Jan. 25 with back pain. He missed the first three games of the season, came back to play one game and then left practice early the following day and..." February 25

  • Red Wings center Darren Helm is growing weary of being on DL

    Detroit News "The days are becoming reminiscent of the movie "Groundhog Day" for forward Darren Helm. Since Helm skated off the ice during a Jan. 26 practice because of lingering back pain, it's been pretty much the same each day. "I come in for treatment and then I go home to sleep," said Helm, who has..." February 18

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    Ansar Khan @

    Wings on ice for practice. Franzen not skating. Bertuzzi and Helm also not on ice, neither due back anytime soon.

  • Red Wings' Darren Helm gets good news on back, but return still unknown

    Detroit Free Press "The Detroit Red Wings got some good news on center Darren Helm after his visit to a back specialist. "They ruled out everything bad," general manager Ken Holland told the Free Press. "It's a small strain or tear in a lower back ligament. He got an injection, said he felt better right..." February 07