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07:21 AM ET 07.15 | Red Wings forward Darren Helm is skating again, and, again there are hints he'll be ready for training camp. [The] Wings have seen this scenario before. After suffering an injured back days before camp began in January, Helm played just one game last season because of recurring pain. Throughout that time, he would start skating, feel good -- and then nothing would come of it. ... It's aggravating for Helm, 26, to basically have his career on standby just as he had entered his prime, rewarded one year ago with a four-year, $8.5-million contract. And it's hindering for the Wings, who are handcuffed to an extent regarding their roster because they have no idea whether Helm will be a contributor next season.

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July 15, 2013  09:13 AM ET

Back injuries are a ****.

July 15, 2013  09:16 AM ET

Wonder how Bertuzis health will be.

July 15, 2013  09:24 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Wonder how Bertuzis health will be.

Which one?

July 15, 2013  09:28 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Wonder how Bertuzis health will be.

I heard he has a sore neck.

July 15, 2013  09:30 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Which one?

This can't be good....

http://www.thespec.com/sports-story/3886508-tyler-bertuzzi-says-he-s- meaner-than-uncle-todd/

July 15, 2013  09:50 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

This can't be good....

http://www.thespec.com/sports-story/3886508-tyler-bertuzzi-says-he-s- meaner-than-uncle-todd/

Wonder if they'll tangle at training camp? Uncle Todd could maybe introduce him to the rigors of the NHL.

July 15, 2013  09:51 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

This can't be good....http://www.thespec.com/sports-story/3886508-tyler-bertuzzi-says-he -s- meaner-than-uncle-todd/

"Tyler Bertuzzi says he???s meaner than uncle Todd"

That's quite a headline!

July 15, 2013  09:54 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Wonder if they'll tangle at training camp? Uncle Todd could maybe introduce him to the rigors of the NHL.

Uncle Todd is like that old dog that's been through too many battles. He just wants to be left alone, content to bark from a distance.

July 15, 2013  09:56 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

"Tyler Bertuzzi says he???s meaner than uncle Todd"That's quite a headline!

Hope he's smarter, too.

July 15, 2013  10:00 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Hope he's smarter, too.

Unless he's a sack of doorknobs he'd have to be.

July 15, 2013  10:10 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Back injuries are a ****.

Darren Helm's back problems will not go away until they go in and fix it. He won't be the first to have back surgery and go on to resume a normal life.

July 15, 2013  10:29 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

Darren Helm's back problems will not go away until they go in and fix it. He won't be the first to have back surgery and go on to resume a normal life.

As someone who had a laminectomy in 1974 I concur.

July 15, 2013  11:09 AM ET
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As someone who had a laminectomy in 1974 I concur.

An 'L5' since the late 80s, concur, you can play with no pain, the suddenly, you pick up a kid off the floor and bang your back will go out.

July 15, 2013  11:10 AM ET

At 2.125M a year I wouldn't kick him under the bus just yet

July 15, 2013  12:50 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Wonder if they'll tangle at training camp? Uncle Todd could maybe introduce him to the rigors of the NHL.

"Have you ever been to sea Billy? "

July 15, 2013  05:47 PM ET

BREAKING NEWS:

Who was the ONLY NHL team to crack the Forbes "50 Most Valuable Sports Franchises" list??

Oh yes, you know it

The Toronto Maple Leafs (#31 on the list)

Bow down before the awesomeness that is the Leafs !!

July 15, 2013  05:47 PM ET

BTW, 30 of the 50 were NFL teams.

July 15, 2013  07:45 PM ET
QUOTE(#17):

BTW, 30 of the 50 were NFL teams.

That's what I figured...and that probably the Maple Leafs were the only NHL team.

July 15, 2013  09:04 PM ET
QUOTE(#16):

BREAKING NEWS:Who was the ONLY NHL team to crack the Forbes "50 Most Valuable Sports Franchises" list??Oh yes, you know itThe Toronto Maple Leafs (#31 on the list)Bow down before the awesomeness that is the Leafs !!

I'm sure the product on the ice has little to do with it.

 
July 15, 2013  09:10 PM ET
QUOTE(#19):

I'm sure the product on the ice has little to do with it.

I haven't seen the list but that makes sense. Did any of the rest of the original six make the list?

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