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Red Wings re-sign Tyler Bertuzzi to a two-year contract

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Detroit buys one UFA year from the winger

Detroit Red Wings v Chicago Blackhawks Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images

Good news out of Detroit today

Bertuzzi got into only nine games for the Wings last year but put up five goals and seven points in that thread.

When the contract expires, Bertuzzi will be an unrestricted free agent, so it seems like either Bertuzzi, the team, or both weren’t willing to gamble on more term for a player who plays a physical style but has some of the best hand-eye coordination I’ve seen since Tomas Holmstrom.

This signing will leave the Wings with approximately $26.5M to re-sign RFAs Jakub Vrána, Adam Erne, Filip Hronek and Givani Smith, as well as do whatever else they need to do in order to convert cap space into actual value.