Monday, September 14, 2009

Son of a B@#$%!

Got this from (thanks to Bella on A2Y for the pointer)...the stress train is already starting to board before the G.D. preseason even starts!

Quick update from Traverse City: Darren Helm has become the first casualty of training camp, as he took a bad spill into the boards this afternoon during practice at Centre Ice Arena and hurt his shoulder.
General manager Ken Holland just told me Helm "has gone for tests, and we should know more this evening."

Dear god, no! Hopefully, they are being overly cautious. Though if it's serious to "go for tests" then I'm more nervous than a long-tailed cat in a room full of rocking chairs....ok sorry, too much caffeine.

Please, please, please let him be alright.


I just talked to Helm, who wore a sling across his right shoulder. He said he's out 2-4 weeks with what Helm termed a slight A joint sprain.
General manager Ken Holland just said he wouldn't make any moves yet, though it's unlikely that Helm will be ready to start the season in 2.5 weeks. Salary-cap wise, however, the Wings would need to put Helm on IR in order to not be over the salary cap, as they can't just hide him in Grand Rapids.

"It’s never fun to get injured, especially right now," Helm said. "For me, trying to prove that I belong here all year, for this to happen, it’s pretty frustrating. Hopefully, things heal up as quick as possible, and I can get back on the ice as soon as possible." wonderful. Abdelkader will start the season up with the big club if Helm can't go in Stockholm. Nothing against Justin...but it isn't Nightmare on Abdelkader Street...and it never will be.


  1. Sacrilege. Out 2-4 weeks, may not go to Sweden.

  2. So today's my birthday and I get the news that Helm is hurt and that Patrick Swayze died.

    Getting older sucks.

  3. Patrick Swayze died? Jesus. Really?

    Youngblood is one of the best worst movies I've ever seen.

  4. I just found a video of Helm's injury and an interview with Abdelkader: