Darren Helm hospitalized, needs surgery after being cut by skate

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Scary stuff out of the Detroit Red Wings-Nashville Predators game: John Keating reports that Darren Helm has been admitted to a hospital after his wrist was cut by an errant skate. It probably goes without saying, but the Red Wings report that he won’t return to the game.

Update: Helm reportedly already underwent surgery on his forearm as the team calls the injury “pretty severe,” according to SB Nation Detroit.

Here’s video of the incident, via Kukla’s Korner.

People have compared the incident to what happened to Mike Modano in his only season with the Red Wings in 2010-11. Skate-related injuries are almost always scary, so it wouldn’t be surprising if this keeps the speedy winger out for some time. We’ll keep an eye out for updates on his condition.

Helm was actually a surprise to play tonight as he missed the last 10 games of the season with a knee injury, but now he has another issue to deal with.