After sustaining an upper-body injury last night at the hands of Nikita Nesterov of the Tampa Bay Lightning, Detroit Red Wings veteran forward Darren Helm underwent an MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) as we reported earlier today.
The results came back moments ago, and Helm has been diagnosed with a dislocated shoulder and will therefore miss the following six weeks of action.
A strong two-way forward, Helm posted four goals and seven points through the first 17 regular season games. Unfortunately, he was held pointless in his last nine consecutive games and 10 of the past 12 outings.
As it stands, he will not require surgery, but will be reevaluated soon.
There is still no word on who the Red Wings will cal up from their AHL affiliate Grand Rapids Griffins.