Originally posted on The Majors Detroit  |  Last updated 1/18/13

TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 26: Patrick Eaves #17 of the Detroit Red Wings skates in a pre-season game against the Toronto Maple Leafs on September 26, 2009 at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario. The Leafs defeated the Red Wings 2-1. (Photo by Claus Andersen/Getty Images)
According to the Detroit News, 28-year-old Red Wings forward Patrick Eaves has been cleared to return to the ice after missing the past year. Eaves, who hasn’t played since November of 2011 due to a broken jaw and concussion when a shot hit him in the face should be on the Wings’ roster Saturday night when they travel to St. Louis to take on the Blues. The Wings however will not have a fully healthy roster. Veteran Todd Bertuzzi and speedy forward Darren Helm will not be available for the team. Bertuzzi is reportedly suffering from the flu and will not even make the trip to St. Louis while Helm has been placed on the short-term injured reserve list with a back problem. His return may come next Friday against the Minnesota Wild. NOTES: Veteran forward Mike Knuble has been assigned to Grand Rapids of the AHL. h/t: NBC Sports, Detroit News
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