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Darren Helm hospitalized, needs surgery after being cut by skate

Apr 11, 2012, 9:22 PM EDT

Scary stuff out of the Detroit Red Wings-Nashville Predators game: John Keating reports that Darren Helm has been admitted to a hospital after his wrist was cut by an errant skate. It probably goes without saying, but the Red Wings report that he won’t return to the game.

Update: Helm reportedly already underwent surgery on his forearm as the team calls the injury “pretty severe,” according to SB Nation Detroit.

Here’s video of the incident, via Kukla’s Korner.

People have compared the incident to what happened to Mike Modano in his only season with the Red Wings in 2010-11. Skate-related injuries are almost always scary, so it wouldn’t be surprising if this keeps the speedy winger out for some time. We’ll keep an eye out for updates on his condition.

Helm was actually a surprise to play tonight as he missed the last 10 games of the season with a knee injury, but now he has another issue to deal with.

  1. polegojim - Apr 11, 2012 at 11:52 PM

    Tough and flukey break. You’ll be missed.

    Get well soon

  2. nhbsfan - Apr 12, 2012 at 10:03 AM

    Very tough break…get well soon. It reminds me of what happened to Seidenberg in the playoffs against Philly a couple years back…

  3. dangle13x - Apr 12, 2012 at 11:47 AM

    Horrible news. Alright Gus, time to step up.

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