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Todd Bertuzzi still hopes to play this season

Apr 13, 2013, 12:23 PM EDT

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It’s been a tough season for Todd Bertuzzi. He’s played in just seven games for the Red Wings this year and he’s missed the rest with a back injury.

While he’s returned to skating with the team, he tells Ted Kulfan of The Detroit News he hopes he can play in any of the team’s final seven games this season.

“The way I felt today was probably the most positive sign I’ve had in a long time,” Bertuzzi said after Friday’s morning skate at United Center. “I’m trying my best to get back.”

On the upside, Bertuzzi says his back is better. On the downside, he’s got leg pain that’s keeping him off the ice now. Getting older sure isn’t fun. With the Wings battling to make the playoffs, a healthy Bertuzzi could give them a huge lift especially if they wind up in any pesky shootouts the rest of the way.

  1. clefty1 - Apr 13, 2013 at 12:50 PM

    Hopefully Holland decides to buy Bert out before next season, in the past he has had surgery on his back and now he is having problems again…

  2. esracerx46 - Apr 13, 2013 at 1:47 PM

    You want your GM to buy out a guy they just resigned whos contract is up after next year?

  3. hypefree10 - Apr 13, 2013 at 2:11 PM

    Yeah let’s buy out one of our only power forwards contract before we go into the Eastern Conference. Good plan

  4. badintent - Apr 13, 2013 at 4:00 PM

    Better plan . Send Bert to beat up Rob Moore again………………….
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    • polegojim - Apr 13, 2013 at 10:00 PM

      If you’re going to be cynical… at least be accurate.

  5. interiorfan - Apr 13, 2013 at 4:29 PM

    It was Steve Moore…..who’s Rob?

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