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Darren Helm injury: Red Wings forward suffers fractured cheekbone during informal practice

Detroit Red Wings center Darren Helm suffered a fractured cheekbone at an informal practice on Friday when he was hit in the face with a puck.

Rick Osentoski-US PRESSWIRE

Detroit Red wings center Darren Helm fractured his cheekbone during an informal practice on Friday at Troy Sports Center, according to Ansar Khan of

Helm suffered the injury when he was hit with a deflected puck during Friday's practice. He will see a specialist on Saturday to determine whether he needs surgery.

Helm is just coming off a serious injury, as he had surgery earlier this year to repair lacerated tendons in his right forearm. The injury occurred when the 25-year-old was cut on the arm in the first period of Detroit's 3-2 loss in Game 1 of their first round series against the Nashville Predators.

The center played 68 regular season last games for Detroit, notching nine goals and 17 assists. For his career, Helm has 32 goals and 51 assists in 248 games, all with the Red Wings.

Helm signed a four-year contract extension with Detroit worth $8.5 million back in June.