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Darren Helm has a fractured cheekbone

Nov 3, 2012, 2:30 PM EST

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Darren Helm, Mike Fisher AP

Even when the NHL isn’t playing games, players are finding ways to get hurt. Case in point, Red Wings forward Darren Helm.

Helm took a puck to the face while working out with other players and is now out of action with a fractured cheekbone as Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News reports. It’s another in a growing list of odd injuries.

Helm missed most of last season’s playoff series loss to Nashville thanks to a severed tendon in his arm and also missed a chunk of last season with a knee injury. Detroit re-signed Helm to a four-year, $8.5 million deal in June. Maybe they can work out a clause in the deal that allows him to repair the mirror he broke that led to this run of bad luck.

Update: Mlive.com’s Ansar Khan reports Helm will see a specialist to find out if he needs surgery.

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