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Darren Helm hasn't been able to catch a break in terms of injuries, but he remains one of the best young players in the organization.
Not to mention the fastest skater in Detroit.
Helm is excellent for killing chunks of penalties at a time. The way he nabs the puck and then successfully plays keep-away from an entire power-play unit for a dozen seconds or more is a sight to behold.
The speedster missed 14 regular-season games in 2011-12 after playing a full 82-game season the year before. Helm sprained his MCL, then recovered quickly in time for the playoffs only to suffer lacerated tendons from a freak accident in which an opponent's skate sliced his arm in his first game back.
Just in November, Helm fractured his cheekbone when a puck found his face during a workout in Troy, Mich. If he didn't have bad luck, he'd have none at all, eh?