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07:39 AM ET 01.28 | Red Wings fans found out before Sunday night's game that Darren Helm wouldn't play against Chicago, and it's not immediately clear when he'll be back. [Helm] had a setback with his back injury. ... Helm missed all of training camp and the first three games of the season after tweaking his back on Jan. 10 while working out off-ice. He returned to the lineup in Friday's 5-3 win over Minnesota, logging 12:27, providing energy and a physical presence and killing penalties. He left midway through Saturday's practice. The team has just ruled him out for [Sunday]. No word on how long he will be out. General manager Ken Holland said Helm will have an MRI on Monday. Helm is missed each time he is idled.

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January 28, 2013  08:51 AM ET

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January 28, 2013  08:52 AM ET

Could be worse. They could lose The Monster to injury.

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January 28, 2013  09:01 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Could be worse. They could lose The Monster to injury.

To an injury very foreign to him...like stopping the puck.

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January 28, 2013  09:04 AM ET

that sucks, Other than Datsyuk Helm is my favourite player by far. He is fast blocks shots creates energy and he isn't 47 years old like the rest of the players on my favourite team.

January 28, 2013  09:07 AM ET
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There is definitely some sort of psych term for that. It's in the same class as "shock".

Sort of like when Timmy Lupus catches the ball and prevents a home run?

January 28, 2013  09:17 AM ET

they don't get that D fixed soon they may as well start looking for early Tee Times...they had a hard time moving out of their own zone even at full strength against the Hawks last night

January 28, 2013  09:28 AM ET
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they don't get that D fixed soon they may as well start looking for early Tee Times...they had a hard time moving out of their own zone even at full strength against the Hawks last night

The timing of the lock out couldn't have been worse for the Wings. They lose the best defenseman in the game and they don't really have any time to work on pairings or tweaking the system without him. They'll have trouble this year, but will probably bounce back next year.

I just don't see PK and his "tude" fitting into the Wings.

January 28, 2013  09:43 AM ET
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They'll have trouble this year, but will probably bounce back next year. I just don't see PK and his "tude" fitting into the Wings.

Agree on all.

I would be very surprised if they were to pick up PK.

January 28, 2013  09:45 AM ET
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they had a hard time moving out of their own zone even at full strength against the Hawks last night

With Lidstrom gone, I'm not so sure there's one defenseman on the roster who can connect on a stretch pass. Without that threat, teams can forecheck the hell out of the Wings.

January 28, 2013  09:52 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Could be worse. They could lose The Monster to injury.

GAA 3.16 and SV% .875

[/b]LET'S GO LEIGHTON[/b]

January 28, 2013  09:53 AM ET

Fail. Lost one shortside.

January 28, 2013  10:02 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

GAA 3.16 and SV% .875[/b]LET'S GO LEIGHTON[/b]

Leighton - GAA: 5.07 SV% .808

Gustavsson - GAA: 3.16 SV% .875

Let's go Monster!!!!

January 28, 2013  10:14 AM ET
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they don't get that D fixed soon they may as well start looking for early Tee Times...they had a hard time moving out of their own zone even at full strength against the Hawks last night

Having Helm out really showed even as the Wings held their own all game. Until OT. Franzen can't be counted on either, you see him go down like he'd been shot. 5 minutes later he scores.

January 28, 2013  10:16 AM ET
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With Lidstrom gone, I'm not so sure there's one defenseman on the roster who can connect on a stretch pass. Without that threat, teams can forecheck the hell out of the Wings.

Tough to be hurting in a tough division.

January 28, 2013  10:47 AM ET
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Franzen can't be counted on either, you see him go down like he'd been shot.

Yeah, that was a weird one. He got the toe of a stick to the right rib cage and he laid on the ice motionless like his heart stopped beating.

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January 28, 2013  11:00 AM ET
QUOTE(#18):

Helms a key kog ??

it's all relative
In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king, right?

 
January 28, 2013  11:18 AM ET
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Yeah, that was a weird one. He got the toe of a stick to the right rib cage and he laid on the ice motionless like his heart stopped beating.

I saw it and wondered what the hell happened to him....then saw the slo mo replay...and still wondered what the hell happened to him...lol...like someone in the stands shot him.

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