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The Daily: Ex-Red Wings Helm Ailing in Avalanche Camp; Bertuzzi back soon for Detroit

Helm out for Avalanche; Bertuzzi back soon for Red Wings



Darren Hlem, former Red Wings
Former Red Wings forward Darren Helm is out recovering from an addominal tear.

Injuries were often part of the narrative during Darren Helm’s days with the Detroit Red Wings.

Things haven’t changed since Helm changed locales to the Colorado Avalanche last season. As the Avalanche opened training camp, Helm was unable to be a participant.

He was playing with an abdominal tear as Colorado was marching to the Stanley Cup. Helm is skating on his own at Avalanche camp, still recovering from the injury. The Avalanche signed Helm to a one-year, $1.25-million contract in the offseason. He’s the only active NHL player who is a Stanley Cup winner with the Red Wings.

The reigning Stanley Cup champion Avalanche are discovering the price a team pays for Cup glory. Captain Gabriel Landeskog (knee) isn’t expecting to be ready for the start of the season. Mikko Rantanen was given a maintainance day on Saturday. That’s a rarity during training camp.

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Hockey Now Network

Vancouver: Forward Brock Boeser is out of action at Canucks training camp with an undisclosed injury. Vancouver Canucks

Montreal: Canadiens executive vice-president Jeff Gorton intends to get creative to solve the logam for roster spots with the team. Montreal Canadiens

Calgary: An NHL source says don’t believe those Noah Hanifin to Boston rumors. Calgary Flames

Pittsburgh: Is forward Drake Caggiula carving out a spot among the Penguins bottom six? Pittsburgh Penguins

Boston: Veteran defenseman Anton Stralman is officially in the Bruins camp on a PTO. Boston Bruins

Philadelphia: Flyers coach John Tortorella says he’s needing more out of center Kevin Hayes. Philadelphia Flyers

Washington: Dylan Strome is aiming to make the Chicago Blackhawks regret trading him. Washington Capitals

Islanders: Forward Oliver Wahlstrom thinks he was too hard on himself during his struggling 2021-22 campaign. New York Islanders

Florida: Ex-Flames Matthew Tkachuk and Sam Bennett are reunited with the Panthers. Florida Panthers

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San Jose: He was mentioned in trade talks all summer. Howver, goalie James Reimer still remains with the Sharks. San Jose Sharks

Vegas: Discussing his back surgery, captain Mark Stone is saying that the pain level is like night and day since he underwent the operation. Vegas Golden Knights

Dallas: Tyler Seguin is confident he’ll be returning to his old self this season. Dallas Stars