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43 Darren Helm C
Height/Weight: 5-11/192 | Birthdate: 1/21/1987 | Birthplace: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada | Team: Detroit Red Wings | College: None | NHL Experience: 7 | Salary: $1,750,000 | Owned/Started%: 8/4 | Average Draft Position: 324.00
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12/6/2014

Darren Helm, C, DET Wings' Helm Attracting Attention With His Offense

Darren Helm

Wings' Helm Attracting Attention With His Offense

News: Darren Helm broke a 2-2 tie midway through the third period of Saturday's game with a wrist shot that fooled Rangers' goalie Cam Talbot.
Analysis: He now has three goals in his last two games and seven points (three goals, four assists) in his last seven. Check your wire -- there's real value in his guy.

12/5/2014

Darren Helm, C, DET

Darren Helm

Two-Goal Night For Wings' Helm

News: Darren Helm scored a pair of goals on four shots and went plus-2 with three hits Thursday in a 5-2 win over the Stars.
Analysis: He was named the game's first star. Darren Helm skated a season-high 19:43 on Thursday, well above his average of 13 or so minutes per game; that bears watching, but Helm isn't a superb offensive talent who can be expected to produce points consistently with heavy minutes.

11/27/2014

Darren Helm, C, DET

Darren Helm

Wings' Helm Assists Twice In Victory

News: Darren Helm collected two helpers in Wednesday's victory over the Flyers.
Analysis: The all-center line of Darren Helm, Pavel Datsyuk and Stephen Weiss powered the Detroit offense Wednesday, as all three players gathered at least two points. Those accomplishments should be enough for coach Mike Babcock to keep that trio together for at least one more game, which could prove quite fruitful for Helm. He's bounced back from a season marred by injury to produce two goals and eight assists over 22 games.

11/19/2014

Darren Helm, C, DET

Darren Helm

Wings' Helm Lights Lamp Tuesday

News: Darren Helm picked up a goal with only a minute left in Tuesday's 5-0 shutout of Columbus.
Analysis: Darren Helm has increased his production as of late, with three points in five games. Most importantly, he has played in every game this season, something he hasn't been able to do since 2010-11.

11/8/2014

Darren Helm, C, DET

Darren Helm

Wings' Helm Adds Helper In Win

News: Darren Helm picked up an assist in Friday's 4-2 victory over the Devils.
Analysis: Darren Helm has scored points in bursts this season, as he is still searching for his first goal but has six assists in 14 games. He doesn't have a ton of fantasy value, but is a valuable asset to the Red Wings when healthy.

10/26/2014

Darren Helm, C, DET

Darren Helm

Detroits' Helm Tallies Assist In Loss

News: Darren Helm registered an assist in a 4-2 loss to Philadelphia on Saturday.
Analysis: Darren Helm now has an assist in each of his last two games. He's getting a middling amount of ice time -- anywhere between 12 to 15 minutes a night -- but is staying healthy and producing a decent amount of offense. He is yet to score a goal, but does have four helpers in eight games.

10/11/2014

Darren Helm, C, DET

Darren Helm

Wings' Helm Seeing Power Play Time

News: Darren Helm spent a decent amount of time on the power play in Thursday's win and appears 100 percent healthy, the Detroit Free Press reports.
Analysis: Darren Helm is immensely talented and fast, but he has not been able to stay healthy for the past three seasons. If he could ever put together a full season, he'd have a little bit of fantasy value, but that's a big risk to take.

10/2/2014

Darren Helm, C, DET

Darren Helm

Red Wings' Helm To Return Soon

News: Darren Helm (groin) is planning to play in one of the Red Wings' two remaining preseason games, Ansar Khan of MLive.com reports.
Analysis: Darren Helm has not played since since the Red Wings' Sept. 22 preseason opener, but he is on track to return to action before the regular season begins, so it seems likely be will be available for Opening Night.

9/29/2014

Darren Helm, C, DET

Darren Helm

Wings' Helm Recovering

News: Darren Helm (groin) hopes to play in Wednesday's preseason game, Ansar Khan of MLive.com reports.
Analysis: Darren Helm is also dealing with a recently broken nose, but was on the ice skating Monday, and hopes to be available Wednesday. The speedy winger battled through injuries last season too, recording 12 goals and eight assists in just 42 games.

9/25/2014

Darren Helm, C, DET

Darren Helm

Wings' Helm Leaves Practice Early Thursday

News: Darren Helm (broken nose) didn't make it through the Red Wings' full practice Thursday, MLive.com's Ansar Khan reports.
Analysis: Although coach Mike Babcock presumed that Darren Helm would be sufficiently recovered by Thursday from the broken nose he sustained three days earlier, the veteran forward may need an extra day or two to get over the issue. The Red Wings are still treating him as if he's day-to-day, but the injury doesn't sound like something that will keep him out of commission for much longer.

9/23/2014

Darren Helm, C, DET

Darren Helm

Wings' Helm Breaks Nose Monday

News: Darren Helm took a stick to the face and suffered a broken nose in Monday's preseason tilt, the Detroit Free Press reports.
Analysis: Darren Helm isn't expected to miss any regular season time, but this is just another setback for the oft-injured winger. Hopefully this will not affect his game heading into the season.

9/7/2014

Darren Helm, C, DET

Darren Helm

Detroit's Helm To Move To Wing

News: Darren Helm has been moved from center to wing in an effort to ease the Red Wings' logjam down the middle, Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News reports.
Analysis: After the Red Wings could barely find four healthy centers on several occasions last season, the team now improbably has a glut at the position, with all of Pavel Datsyuk, Henrik Zetterberg, Stephen Weiss and Joakim Andersson progressing well from their respective injuries that cost them large portions of the 2013-14 campaign. As a result, Darren Helm will be the odd man out, but he still has the speed, size (5-foot-11, 192 pounds) and requisite toughness to find a niche on the outside. Helm, who has been limited to 44 games over the past two seasons due to his own injury issues, would likely slot in on either the third or fourth line, minimizing his scoring chances.

4/21/2014

Darren Helm, C, DET

Darren Helm

Wings' Helm Notches Assist

News: Darren Helm registered his first playoff point in three years Sunday with an assist in a 4-1 Game 2 loss to Boston.
Analysis: Darren Helm missed the previous two playoffs with injury, but seems to be back to full speed at this point. If the Wings are to pull a big upset against the Bruins, Helm may need to be an X-factor.

4/10/2014

Darren Helm, C, DET Wings' Helm Picks Up Assist

Darren Helm

Wings' Helm Picks Up Assist

News: Darren Helm dished out an assist in a 4-3 shootout loss to Pittsburgh on Wednesday.
Analysis: Darren Helm finally appears to be at 100 percent, as he is burning up the ice right now. He has eight points (five goals) in his last eight games and is peaking exactly at the right time for the Red Wings.

3/29/2014

Darren Helm, C, DET Wings' Helm Nets Hattie

Darren Helm

Wings' Helm Nets Hattie

News: Darren Helm notched a hat trick in Detroit's 4-2 win over Toronto on Saturday night. He has four points in his last two games.
Analysis: Speed burns and that's exactly what Darren Helm did -- he torched the Leafs' playoff chances. His first goal was a shortie; he also scored on a breakaway. His fantasy upside is limited, but he may be able to provide a little burst in deeper formats.

3/23/2014

Darren Helm, C, DET

Darren Helm

Wings' Helm (Concussion) Likely To Play Sunday

News: Darren Helm will likely play for the second straight night in Sunday's contest, MLive.com's Brendan Savage reports. "Everything felt good last night and this morning," Helm said. "I had a good warmup and I feel good. I was happy yesterday and how everything went, especially with this back-to-back today."
Analysis: Darren Helm will start in games on back-to-back days following his first action on Saturday since Mar. 4. Since everything went well for him on Saturday, he has decided to give it ago again on Sunday. His ice time will likely increase going forward as he builds up his stamina.

3/23/2014

Darren Helm, C, DET

Darren Helm

Detroit's Helm Questionable For Sunday

News: Darren Helm (concussion) had two shots in Saturday's 3-2 win over Minnesota but may get the day of Sunday, Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press reports.
Analysis: Coach Mike Babcock wants Darren Helm to be healthy down the stretch, so he may give Helm the second half of the back-to-back off. Even when healthy, Helm only has one point in his last 14 games, however.

3/22/2014

Darren Helm, C, DET

Darren Helm

Red Wings' Helm Rejoins Lineup

News: Darren Helm (concussion) will be back in the lineup Saturday vs. the Wild, MLive.com's Ansar Khan reports.
Analysis: Darren Helm will be playing for the first time since Mar. 4 following a recurrence of the concussion symptoms that plagued him earlier this season. Prior to missing his second stretch of action on the season, Helm tallied only one point in his last 13 games.

3/21/2014

Darren Helm, C, DET

Darren Helm

Wings' Helm (Concussion) Game-Time Decision

News: Updating a previous report, Darren Helm will be a game-time decision for Saturday's contest against the Wild, Ansar Khan of MLive.com reports.
Analysis: Darren Helm believes he'll be ready to play, but the team will wait and see how he feels during pre-game warmups before making an official decision. Regardless, he should be set to return to action regularly soon.

3/21/2014

Darren Helm, C, DET

Darren Helm

Wings' Helm (Concussion) To Play Saturday

News: Darren Helm (concussion) will play in Saturday's contest against Minnesota, Ansar Khan of MLive.com reports.
Analysis: Darren Helm has been dealing with concussion symptoms since early March, but looks to be set for a return. Helm had produced 12 points, with seven goals on 53 shots, before taking a seat earlier this month.

3/17/2014

Darren Helm, C, DET

Darren Helm

Another Setback For Red Wings' Helm

News: Darren Helm (concussion) has hit a setback in his recovery and likely won't be available anytime soon, MLive.com's Ansar Khan reports.
Analysis: Coach Mike Babcock indicated before the weekend that the Red Wings were planning on welcoming Darren Helm back to the lineup during the coming week, but things evidently went sour for the forward shortly after Babcock's pronouncement. Helm was unable to practice Saturday and it remains to be seen when he'll be able to take the ice with his teammates.

3/15/2014

Darren Helm, C, DET

Darren Helm

Detroit's Helm Hopes To Return Tuesday

News: Detroit coach Mike Babcock said after Friday's win he hopes to have Darren Helm (concussion) back for Tuesday's home game against Toronto.
Analysis: Darren Helm hasn't played in the month of March, and the Red Wings could really use his speed back in the lineup. Concussions are tricky, however, so wait to make any moves until Helm is solidly back in the lineup.

3/13/2014

Darren Helm, C, DET

Darren Helm

Red Wings' Helm Skates Thursday

News: Darren Helm (head) skated with fellow injured forwards Stephen Weiss and Mikael Samuelsson before Thursday's practice, MLive.com's Ansar Khan reports.
Analysis: Until Darren Helm joins his healthy teammates for a full practice, he shouldn't be viewed as close to getting back in the lineup. He's missed the past four games with concussion symptoms.

3/7/2014

Darren Helm, C, DET

Darren Helm

Red Wings' Helm Out At Leat Another Week

News: Darren Helm will be out at least another week due to concussion-like symptoms, Ansar Khan of MLive.com reports.
Analysis: Darren Helm was able to play in a game earlier this week before departing in the second period, but he said he has been dealing with concussion symptoms since last Thursday, when he hit his head on the ice against the Senators. Helm will miss at least the Red Wings' next three games, and it's possible he could still end up on injured reserve if his symptoms linger longer than expected.

3/5/2014

Darren Helm, C, DET

Darren Helm

Red Wings' Helm (Head) To Miss A Few Games

News: Red Wings general manager Ken Holland said Wednesday that Darren Helm is experiencing headaches and will be out for at least a few days, Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press reports.
Analysis: Given that the headaches would seem to signal that Darren Helm more than likely has a concussion, it's probably safe to assume he'll be out longer than Holland is suggesting at the moment. The team will continue to evaluate him over the next couple of days with the hope that he shows signs of improvement, but fantasy owners probably shouldn't hold their breath and given his modest production (seven points, five assists) over 29 games this season.