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Todd Bertuzzi doesn’t have mono after all

Jan 21, 2013, 5:01 PM EDT

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On Saturday, we passed along a report from Detroit saying Todd Bertuzzi would be out of action indefinitely with a bout of mononucleosis.

On Monday, that report proved false.

Bertuzzi’s mono tests came back negative, according to’s Ansar Khan — meaning the 37-year-old could return to the lineup in time for Detroit’s game Friday against Minnesota.

Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News claims Bertuzzi is only suffering from the flu.

Bertuzzi was just one of Wings unavailable to play in Saturday’s season-opening drubbing — a 6-0 loss — to St. Louis.

He, along with Patrick Eaves, Darren Helm and Jakub Kindl, were all scratches while Jan Mursak played just over two minutes before suffering a collarbone injury.

Also, defenseman Jonathan Ericsson is questionable for tonight’s game against Columbus with a shoulder ailment.

  1. credible316 - Jan 21, 2013 at 5:50 PM

    but was off the charts for douche bag-itus

  2. hypefree10 - Jan 21, 2013 at 6:06 PM

    insert generic comment about how Bertuzzi is a y

    • hockeyflow33 - Jan 21, 2013 at 10:08 PM


  3. badintent - Jan 21, 2013 at 8:18 PM

    Todd smoked that rat Moore, he’s a prince in our book !8 years later,Moore family of lawyers is still trying to get some chump change $$. Losers.

  4. jennettalia - Jan 21, 2013 at 8:21 PM

    Anyone remember last year when Neal was falsely diagnosed with a broken ankle?…

    For all the medical advancements, it can be sad sometimes.

  5. kitshky - Jan 21, 2013 at 8:33 PM

    I’ve had mono and I’ve had a flu that felt exactly the same … it’s easy enough to confuse the symptoms before testing.

    It’s not like it means the doctors screwed up anything or change how he’d be feeling the last little while, it just rules out anything that would incur greater injury if he was to return to a physical sport and “play through the pain”.

  6. jeremyroenickdanceparty - Jan 21, 2013 at 10:38 PM

    was he just bored?

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