Digityman Posted February 22, 2012 Share Posted February 22, 2012 The Detroit Free Press is reporting the Detroit Red Wings could announce a two-year contract extension for forward Todd Bertuzzi as soon as Thursday.Bertuzzi, 37, has 12 goals, 17 assists and a plus-21 rating in 54 games this season, most of whch he's spent on the team's top line, alongside Pavel Datsyuk and Johan Franzen.He's in the final season of a two-year contract that has an average annual value of $1,937,500. The newspaper is reporting the new contract would have a salary-cap hit of $2.2 million per season.The newspaper quotes Bertuzzi's agent, Pat Morris, as saying, "We're working at it, and getting closer."Bertuzzi is in the third season of his second stint with the Red Wings (he played eight games in 2006-07, then returned in 2009-10). In 225 games, he has 48 goals and 74 assists. He's also been pretty durable, missing just eight games the last three seasons. Originally drafted by the New York Islanders in the first round of the 1993 Entry Draft (No. 23), Bertuzzi has 301 goals and 441 assists in 1,076 games with the Islanders, Canucks, Panthers, Red Wings, Ducks and Flames. nhl.com Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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