DETROIT -- The Red Wings announced today that forward Darren Helm has been assigned to the Grand Rapids Griffins of the American Hockey League. Helm was called up to Detroit on October 16 and appeared in both Red Wings games during his call-up, averaging 7:57 in ice time (0-0—0, even).
Helm was Detroit’s fifth-round selection (132nd overall) in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft.
Red Wings defenseman Andreas Lilja underwent a successful laproscopic appendectomy today at the Detroit Medical Center. Lilja may return to the Red Wings lineup as soon as Friday.