Originally written on Fox Sports Detroit  |  Last updated 3/19/12

DETROIT - NOVEMBER 3: Darren Helm #43 of the Detroit Red Wings looks on during the game against the Boston Bruins on November 3, 2009 at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
DETROIT -- The Red Wings received more bad news Monday, when they learned that Darren Helm would be out four to six weeks with a knee injury. An MRI exam Monday morning revealed a second-degree sprain of the medial collateral ligament in Helm's left knee. Helm, Detroit's third-line center, was injured on a hit by Dominic Moore in Saturday's 3-2 overtime loss in San Joes. Helm, known for his speed and energy, is integral to Detroit's penalty kill. Lidstrom skates without pain As they continue to hobble along, the Red Wings finally received some good news Monday when captain Nick Lidstrom was able to skate without pain. Its encouraging (to participate in the morning skate) compared to where it was Wednesday morning in LA, where I couldnt stand on my foot when I had my skate on, Lidstrom said. Thats an improvement for sure, where I was able to skate out there, pivot and do some turns. This is uncharted territory for Lidstrom, who on Monday will miss his career-high 10th consec...
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