The Detroit Red Wings will have to find a way to win in the playoffs without Darren Helm.
The team announced in a press release that Helm underwent successful surgery last night to repair lacerated tendons in his right forearm and will miss the rest of the playoffs.
Helm, who just returned to the ice after missing the last 10 games of the regular season with a knee injury, played in only 3:08 of the first period before he was injured.
Helm checked Nashville's Alex Radulov in the corner, Radulov fell and his skate came up and hit Helm's forearm.
Helm immediately threw off his glove and dropped his stick and left the ice to go to the dressing room.
After the game, coach Mike Babcock said he was in surgery.
It's a blow for the Wings, who often rely on Helm's speed on the penalty kill and forecheck.