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Darren Helm Injury: Red Wings Center To Miss 4-6 Weeks With MCL Sprain

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March 4, 2012; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Red Wings center Darren Helm (43) during the game against the Chicago Blackhawks at Joe Louis Arena. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-US PRESSWIRE
March 4, 2012; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Red Wings center Darren Helm (43) during the game against the Chicago Blackhawks at Joe Louis Arena. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-US PRESSWIRE

The Detroit Red Wings have a lot of injury concerns. While they're hoping to have Johan Franzen back in action, it looks like they're going to be without another player for an extended period of time. According to Ansar Khan on Twitter, the Red Wings expect Darren Helm to miss 4-6 weeks with a second degree MCL sprain.

Helm collided with Dominic Moore of the San Jose Sharks late in the third period of their game on Saturday, and was limping when he left. Early reports said that Helm wasn't able to bend his knees at all following the collision. Helm said he felt the pain right away, on a botched attempt to hit Moore.

He tried to get back on the ice during an intermission, but as soon as he got out there, he realized he wouldn't be able to go, according to a piece from the Detroit Free Press. Also in the piece is a quote from Helm in which he says how disappointing it is to be missing time with the end of the season so close. With only ten games to go on the season, Helm will miss all of them.

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