DETROIT — Darren Helm saw a back specialist in New York on Monday, who thinks he may have seen something different on the MRI.
“He gave him some medication,” Holland said. “We’re going to see where he’s at 4-5 days. When we’re back in town we’ll see how he’s responded to the medication, Friday or Saturday.”
Helm, who has played one game this season, has been on the wrong end of a rash of injuries even before the season began.
He missed the Wings’ week-long training camp with a back injury.
He hit by a puck on Nov. 2 during an informal skate in Troy, breaking an orbital bone.
On March 17, he missed the final 10 regular season games with a sprained MCL. Then, in his first game back, the playoff opener against Nashville, he had tendons in his forearm sliced by a skate.
The Wings have missed Helm’s speed and last season Babcock called him the best third-line center in the league.