The NHL Network's Aaron Ward is first to report that the Detroit Red Wings have agreed to a new deal with forward Darren Helm.  Helm would have been an unrestricted free agent at 12 noon on Friday.

Helm will get a five-year deal worth just shy of $20 million.  His salary cap hit will be $3.85 million for the next five years.

The speedy winger had 13 goals and 13 assists in the 2015-16 season.  He's now a Red Wing through 2021.

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