PLYMOUTH, Mich. Darren Helm is happy the NHL is back but he's not happy that he has yet another injury.
Fortunately, it doesn't seem to be a serious one.
Helm tweaked his back doing some squats during off-ice workouts last week.
"It was just weird how it happened, it was light weights, I was warmed up," Helm said at Compuware Arena after the Red Wings' first official practice of abbreviated training camp. "It's hard for me to bend down and touch my toes or pick anything up."
Coach Mike Babcock is just pleased it wasn't more serious.
"We got great news today though. The MRI shows nothing," Babcock said. "So that's all I was worried about. He'll be back right away. He's got his run out, what did he have last year? The wrist, the face this year already and this, so it's done, isn't it?"
Helm has had more than his share of injuries, including a knee injury that cost him the end of the regular season last year; then his most serious injury, when a skate blade lacerated a tendon in...