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Darren Helm suffers setback, playing Wednesday now a ‘pipe dream’

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Just when you thought the Wings could be overcoming the injury bug that’s plagued them all season… another setback.

While preparing for his anticipated return Wednesday, Red Wings forward Darren Helm lasted less than 10 minutes on the ice when his back once again became an issue. This is according to the Detroit Free Press.

“Yeah, I think we’re dealing with a little minor setback,” Helm said. “It didn’t feel too good traveling, sitting down a lot. I don’t know if that was the cause of it. We were pushing pretty hard on the ice, adding some new exercises.

“I don’t know if it was one or a combination of all, but just the last couple days it hasn’t been feeling quite the way it was earlier after the shots. Just hopefully this is just a minor, minor setback.”

Unfortunately head coach Mike Babcock didn’t sound as positive…

“Helm didn’t last in the skate today, probably had a setback,” Babcock said. “There’s no timeline. I think we were talking about having him Wednesday. That’s a pipe dream.”

Helm did mention that he doesn’t believe the back is as bad as it was a few weeks ago but last less than 10 minutes on the ice would seem to indicate he’s nowhere close.

What’s going on with Kyle Quincey?

After taking a puck to the face in Edmonton the other night it was revealed that defenseman Kyle Quincey did in fact suffer a broken cheek bone and will be sidelined 4-6 weeks. It will also be determined next week whether or not surgery will be needed.

h/t: Detroit Free Press

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