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Reports: Helm suffers broken nose, Datsyuk has injured shoulder

Red Wings forwards suffer injuries in Monday night's preseason opener in Pittsburgh

Detroit Red Wings centrer Darren Helm celebrates his first goal during second-period NHL hockey game action against the Toronto Maple Leafs in Toronto, Saturday, March 29, 2014.
Detroit Red Wings centrer Darren Helm celebrates his first goal during second-period NHL hockey game action against the Toronto Maple Leafs in Toronto, Saturday, March 29, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Frank Gunn)


DETROIT – Darren Helm suffered a broken nose during Monday night's preseason opener against the Pittsburgh Penguins.

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The Red Wings forward stayed in the game and was at Tuesday morning's practice, but didn't skate with the team.

Pavel Datsyuk, who had two points Monday night, left the game with a shoulder injury. He also did not skate on Tuesday, according to St. James.

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Both Helm and Datsyuk missed a significant portion of this past season with injuries. It's unfortunate to see key players get injured in preseason games, but hopefully these aren't too serious.

The Red Wings beat the Penguins 2-1 with power play goals from Tomas Tatar and Datsyuk. Jimmy Howard made 26 saves (26/27 shots) while Petr Mrazek made 10. Beau Bennett scored Pittsburgh's loan goal. The Penguins had the edge in shots -- 36 to Detroit's 27.

The Red Wings travel to Chicago on Tuesday to play the Blackhawks at 8:30 p.m. The Hawks will come to Detroit on Thursday for a 7:30 p.m. preseason game at Joe Louis Arena.


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