Wings coach Mike Babccok told the media that Darren Helm will indeed play tonight in Game 1 against the Nashville Predators.
“Helmer just puts everybody in their right spot,” Babcock said. “We had a great bottom six all year long and then we lost our people and we had no bottom six, no support scoring.”
Helm has been out since spraining his left MCL on March 17 in San Jose.
The move puts the third line at Helm centering Drew Miller and Danny Cleary.
Babcock did not say what his fourth line will look like.