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Michigan First Credit Union Morning Skate Update

by Staff Writer / Detroit Red Wings

Darren Helm
Darren Helm will make his season debut tonight.

"I'm pretty nervous for this game...but I'm going to use that energy and just have fun."
- Darren Helm

Darren Helm

"(Helm) has got to simplify his game and be a forechecker and keep under control emotionally."
- Mike Babcock

"It's going to be great having Helmer back in the lineup...he can just use his speed, that's going to be key for us...create havoc, turnovers, and boost our penalty kill."
- Jimmy Howard


Darren Helm
Helm will center the fourth line alongside Miller and Sammy.

Petr Mrazek will also be making his season debut and his
third career NHL start tonight.


Jonathan Ericsson
The Wings have placed Jonathan Ericsson on long-term injured reserve. He'll be eligible to return on Nov. 15.

Mikael Samuelsson is back in the lineup after being a
healthy scratch last night.

Mikael Samuelsson

Patrick Eaves
Patrick Eaves will be a healthy scratch.

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