Tyson Huner, left, and Scott Porter, both of Toledo, make their way to Michigan Stadium for the game Wednesday. (David Guralnick / Detroit News)
Ann Arbor – Daniel Alfredsson made it for the Winter Classic but Darren Helm did not.
Alfredsson missed Monday’s game in Nashville and didn’t skate Tuesday in preparation for the Winter Classic because of back spasms. Alfredsson, however, was in the lineup for Winter Classic at the Big House in Ann Arbor.
But Helm was not.
General manager Ken Holland said Helm has a sore groin and is listed as day to day.
Helm returned to the lineup in Nashville after missing the previous 11 games because of a strained shoulder.
Injuries are nothing new for Helm, who missed all but one game the last lockout-shortened season with back problems.