Helm scored a shorthanded goal Thursday in a 5-4 loss to the Lightning. It was his 100th career goal. Nice night for Helm, but it still doesn't make him fantasy worthy.
Helm (undisclosed) will play Friday against the Wild. Helm is a streaky offensive producer, albeit quick on the rush and adept in shorthanded situations. There's not much to like about his scant output of 13 points (five goals, eight assists) through 40 games, but it's obvious that he's made a positive impression on GM Ken Holland -- the winger is in the middle of a five-year, $19.25 million contract with a no-trade clause baked into the deal.
Helm (undisclosed) is probable for Friday's game against the Wild. Despite missing practice Friday, Helm is not in much danger of missing the next contest against the Wild. The Red Wings could always hold him out as a precaution, but this team has expressed a desire to stay as competitive as possible despite its seventh-place standing in the Atlantic Division.
Helm -- who remained in Wednesday's game against the Blackhawks despite violently crashing along the boards -- missed Thursday's practice, Ted Kulfan of The Detroit News reports. Since Helm didn't miss any scheduled shifts and actually logged 15:34 of ice time, his highest mark in the last eight games, it's safe to assume that the injury isn't all that serious. However, the Red Wings will certainly examine him further ahead of Friday's contest against the Wild.
Helm tallied his fifth goal of the season in the Red Wings' 3-1 loss to the Flyers on Sunday. The Wings don't count on Helm for much scoring, but because of his extended absence in November and December, his output is lower than even his customary production.
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