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Helm thinks he could play right now despite broken orbital bone

Nov 10, 2012, 10:00 AM EDT

Darren Helm AP

Darren Helm‘s string of freak injuries continued when he was struck in the face by a puck during an informal skate a week ago.

He has a broken orbital bone, but fortunately he won’t need surgery. In fact, if the Detroit Red Wings were playing games right now, he thinks he could be a part of them, according to the Detroit News.

Of course, it’s somewhat moot at the moment because the lockout hasn’t ended. With that in mind, Helm has decided to take some time off from the informal skates he’s been attending and just let the injury heal.

“If I really wanted to, I could go out there,” Helm said in an MLive.com report. “It hurts moving around, kind of getting bumped around. I’d be wearing a full cage, but when I get blood flowing it starts kind of pulsing a little bit.

“We’re not playing, so there’s no sense to put it in too much aggravation, so I’m going to let it heal as much as I can.”

Helm also needed nine stitches, which he thinks brings the count up to 61 since last Christmas.

“Hockey gods aren’t on my side right now,” Helm said. “I might have to do something to fix that, but it’s hockey.”

  1. blomfeld - Nov 10, 2012 at 1:03 PM

    MAN HAS NEVER LEFT EARTH’S ORBIT !

    I hope this Helm character gets well and all. Nonetheless, the point remains that anyone who believes in the “fake” moon landings is a complete and utter fool !

    – visible footprints from astronauts yet no imprint from an 8 ton lunar module ?
    – identical lunar horizons from frame to frame ?
    – blatantly inconsistent shadow lines from frame to frame ?
    – comical flag waving motion in an airless atmosphere ?
    – coke can clearly seen on the ground in various frames ?
    – Stanley Kubrick hired onto the project during the filming of 2001 Space Odyssey ?

    And please save the typical “as if” rebuttals like … “how could 150 NASA officials and technicians keep a secret like that ?”. Trust me, if a million “plus” service men and women could keep a secret about D-Day and not say a word to tip off the Germans, then it’s not a stretch to think that 150 guys down in Texas could be counted on to keep their lips sealed. The bottom line is than anyone who believes in the fake moon landings, is also likely to believe that Fehr “genuinely” cares for the game of hockey !

  2. rodeoclowndc - Nov 10, 2012 at 1:55 PM

    Hey Blomfeld: There are some men here who are ready to fit you for your white coat…

    • blomfeld - Nov 10, 2012 at 2:16 PM

      rodeoclowndc – I assume with a name including “dc” that you yourself are a part of the establishment, eh ? Anyway, despite the fact that governments “never” lie, don’t you agree that there were at least “some” inconsistencies, such as those which I’ve alluded to above ? I mean okay, while I’m prepared to agree that Coke was probably the drink of choice on the moon long before man ever got there, what I still don’t get is how the Coca Cola Corporation was shipping their product to these far away places ? :)

  3. redwinger87 - Nov 10, 2012 at 5:11 PM

    It’s hard to slow that dude down.

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