Originally written on Fox Sports Detroit  |  Last updated 11/17/14

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...
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Could Tyrod Taylor be the Buffalo Bills’ savior?

Chicago Bulls fire Tom Thibodeau after five seasons

LeSean McCoy refuses to return Chip Kelly's calls

Brandon Marshall and Geno Smith are living together

Ex-Blue Devil tweeted Durham police pulled gun on him

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Nick Saban gives Jim McElwain a ringing endorsement

Chuck Pagano: Colts 'further ahead than ever before'

Somehow, the Patriots are going to be just fine

Dwight Howard says he's 'still a champion' after playoff exit

DeSean Jackson skips Redskins OTAs, goes to Cavs game

Texans to be featured on HBO's 'Hard Knocks'

President Obama answers NBA questions on Twitter

'Entourage' creator rips Eli Manning for ditching movie

TUF weekly recap by NOS® Energy Drink

Ronda Rousey upset with Bethe Correia for suicide comments

The Cleveland Cavaliers are top (under)dogs

Bryce Harper on his breakout

WATCH: Jon Lester sets MLB hitless record

Golden State of Being: Ugly win a beautiful thing for Warriors

Six moves that made the Warriors NBA title contenders

Lil B takes credit for Harden's terrible game, lifts curse

Riley Curry steals show at postgame news conference

Warriors beat Rockets in Game 5, advance to NBA Finals

NHL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

'Entourage' creator rips Eli Manning

TUF weekly recap by NOS® Energy Drink

Brandon Marshall, Geno Smith are roommates

The Cavaliers are top (under)dogs

Bryce Harper on his breakout

WATCH: Jon Lester sets MLB hitless record

Six moves that made the Warriors NBA title contenders

USA Soccer, CONCACAF losers in FIFA’s ‘World Cup of fraud’

The 3-point shot has become a divisive metaphor in the NBA

Corey Crawford is the weakest link for the Blackhawks

Star player missing OTAs? Keep calm...

Transfer rumors: Drogba, Pirlo and Gomez linked to MLS

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.