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
Darren Helm will not play tonight; Danny DeKeyser is in for Marchenko #RedWings
Darren Helm is not in the Red Wings lineup. He did skate in warmups. Reportedly has a sore groin.
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Wings on ice for practice. Franzen not skating. Bertuzzi and Helm also not on ice, neither due back anytime soon.
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