Helm got hurt his first shift when he was hit by Flyers forward Ian Laperriere (the same guy who knocked Nicklas Lidstrom into the boards while a member of the Colorado Avalanche).
X-rays taken immediately after the game revealed a small break.
"If it's broken, it's broken," Helm said. "It happened my first five seconds."
Helm scored a goal, and was part of the Wings' overall best line, along with Dan Cleary and Patrick Eaves.