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by IwoCPO on 04/17/07 at 04:55 PM ET
Update: the Diggers are climbing onboard. Helene St. James says Babcock seems optimistic that we’ll be looking at a Notdangerouslywuzzi situation. See below.
Pow…this one hurts the diggers. First word on Bertuzzi comes out of Toronto of all places.
Todd Bertuzzi has practised the last few days and took a regular spin at today’s morning skate. But does that mean the big winger is about to crack the Detroit Red Wings line-up? Bertuzzi’s response was that, “Everyone will take the pre-game skate then go from there.”
But why would Detroit want him in right now anyway?
Bertuzzi suffered a concussion late in the regular-season and has yet to appear in the Stanley Cup playoffs. The other day he said he was feeling better and that every day was a stride in the right direction.
“Obviously I’ll want to be 100 per cent,” he said. “It’s just a matter of working as hard as I can.”
Pretty good analysis included in that story on why or why not to play Bertuzzi.
added 1458, Kal just passed a note on to XYT, verifying Bertuzzi is a game-time decision.
And here’s the real deal: why say anything at this point? If he’s playing, he’s playing. If not, he doesn’t and it doesn’t do the Wings a damn bit of good to say so either way. Somebody’s lying and I like it.
Based on what Mike Babcock said Tuesday morning, it would seem Todd Bertuzzi will play tonight in Game 3 between the Red Wings and Flames.
It’s still officially a game-time decision whether Bertuzzi will play, but Babcock said, “He told me he was great. I’ve said all along, as soon as he’s ready, he’s playing.”
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