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Darren Helm (Mel)

HELM UNDERGOES SUCCESFUL SURGERY

RED WINGS FORWARD OUT FOR REMAINDER OF PLAYOFFS

Detroit, MI (April 12, 2012) – Detrot Red Wings forward Darren Helm underwent successful surgery last night to repair lacerated tendons in his right forearm.  The injury, suffered with just over eight minutes remaining in the first period of the Red Wings Western Conference Quarterfinal Game 1 vs.Nashville, will sideline Helm for the remainder of the 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs.  Helm is expected to make a full recovery and return for the Red Wings 2012 training camp.

The surgery was performed by Dr. Douglas Weikert at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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