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We've got a killer on the road.  Todd Bertuzzi, loved around the league for his philanthropy, will join the Wing lineup tonite according to Teddy Kulfan.

Coach Mike Babcock said Bertuzzi would replace Jordin Tootoo on the fourth line, playing alongside Cory Emmerton and Patrick Eaves, as the Red Wings took on Anaheim in Game 2 of the Western Conference quarterfinals.

For Bertuzzi, who struggled as his pinched nerve in his back affected the strength in his leg, delaying his return to the lineup, the chance to play again was long time coming.

"I'm really looking forward to it," said Bertuzzi after the morning skate. "It's been a long three months and I'm looking forward to just getting in and being able to help the guys, be part of it again.

No word yet as to whether the NHL will black out all of Southern California (millions of viewers, Gary) for this one.  More to follow in the Live Blog. 

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Proof that the first Newfie to win a Cup is unscratchable.

Posted by maltby18 on 05/02/13 at 07:31 PM ET

CaptainDennisPolonich's avatar

No word yet as to whether the NHL will black out all of Southern California (millions of viewers, Gary) for this one.  More to follow in the Live Blog.

It makes zero sense that the blackout area of NBCSN is so much bigger that the area served by Fox Sports West.

Posted by CaptainDennisPolonich from The Land of Fake Boobs and Real Nuts on 05/02/13 at 07:32 PM ET

MsRedWinger's avatar

Did Buckets not score the lone goal the other night?  Why does everyone want him scratched?

Posted by MsRedWinger from Flori-duh on 05/02/13 at 07:37 PM ET

WingsFanInBeanLand's avatar

The Following.  Fuching good show.

Posted by WingsFanInBeanLand from where free agents no longer dare. on 05/02/13 at 07:40 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

There’s a killer on the road
His brain is squirmin’ like a toad
Take a long holiday
Let your children play
If ya give this man a ride
Sweet memory will die
Killer on the road, yeah

Posted by RWBill from cruising Brush Street with creepy Rob Lowe. on 05/02/13 at 07:41 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

Did Buckets not score the lone goal the other night?  Why does everyone want him scratched?

Posted by MsRedWinger from Flori-duh on 05/02/13 at 07:37 PM ET

Maybe he did, Kindl’s shot bounced unknowingly off him.  good playoff goal.

Posted by RWBill from cruising Brush Street with creepy Rob Lowe. on 05/02/13 at 07:43 PM ET

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Babcock also said forward Mikael Samuelsson will take warmups tonight and will be inserted into the lineup if someone who is nursing an injury can’t play.

Who ELSE was nursing an injury?  Zetterberg?

Bertuzzi and Sammy both in the line up the same night??

Posted by RWBill from cruising Brush Street with creepy Rob Lowe. on 05/02/13 at 07:49 PM ET

MsRedWinger's avatar

Maybe he did, Kindl’s shot bounced unknowingly off him.  good playoff goal.

Posted by RWBill from the open bar on The Hasek. on 05/02/13 at 07:43 PM ET

But he was there, in the right place at the right time.  His line generated the goal, I guess I should have said.

Posted by MsRedWinger from Flori-duh on 05/02/13 at 07:58 PM ET

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Pretty neat, pretty neat. Pretty good, pretty good.

-Jim Morrison

But that’s how I feel about big Bert coming back.

Posted by Tony Perkis from Drinking at Robert's Lounge with Billy Batts on 05/02/13 at 07:58 PM ET

42jeff's avatar

meh

Posted by 42jeff from The greater Howard City, MI metroplex on 05/02/13 at 08:01 PM ET

DAN M's avatar

I’m pretty confident this is comin back to the Joe tied up. Unless its a euro twin or mule that’s out. There’s a total of 1 team in the West that truly scares me and that is SJ.

Posted by DAN M on 05/02/13 at 08:03 PM ET

Little Redhead's avatar

Whatever works, as long as Wings have 1 more goal than Anaheim at the end of the game. smile


Lets Go Red Wings!!!

Posted by Little Redhead from the Engineer's chair on 05/02/13 at 08:12 PM ET

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Good Luck to all those who may be affected by blackout. Get yer feeds(links) on standby now. Pretty damn lame you gotta watch a feed from another country to see your team after paying for a service you expect to be there.

GO WINGS!

GAME ON!

Posted by NIVO from underpants gnome village on 05/02/13 at 09:11 PM ET

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