Detroit Red Wings: Kyle Quincey out 4-6 Weeks, Darren Helm Suffers Setback

Eric McKelvieSenior Writer IMarch 19, 2013

LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 27:  Kyle Quincey #27 of the Detroit Red Wings skates against the Los Angeles Kings at Staples Center on February 27, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
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The Detroit Red Wings have become accustomed to dealing with injuries.

Kyle Quincey became the latest victim on Friday. He suffered a fractured cheekbone after being struck in the face by a puck in Detroit’s 3-2 overtime win against the Edmonton Oilers. 

According to Ansar Khan of, Quincey will miss four-to-six weeks, and it will be determined next week whether or not he requires surgery.

Quincey sustained the injury with just over two minutes remaining in the third period of Friday’s game versus the Oilers. A wrist shot by Jordan Eberle hit Quincey’s stick and deflected up into his face. Quincey doesn't wear a visor, though the puck might still have hit him if he did because of the angle at which it was deflected. 

The 27-year-old defenseman has not been a favourite among Red Wings fans this season because of his turnovers. However, it’s worth mentioning that four defensemen on the team have more giveaways than Quincey.  

Ian White took Quincey’s spot in the lineup against the Vancouver Canucks Saturday, a game the Red Wings won 5-2.

In other news, Darren Helm had a "minor setback" in his recovery and will remain out of the lineup for at least another game (via  

Because of ongoing back issues stemming from a torn disc, Helm has only played in one game this season.

According to Ansar Khan of, Helm is frustrated he’s had to miss so much time.

When we only have a shortened season, it’s getting upsetting to not be able to play. We have a handful of games left, it’s tough sitting here watching.

When he does finally return, Helm will add some much-needed depth up front for the Red Wings.

Todd Bertuzzi has also been dealing with back issues, and there is no word on when, or if, he will return.