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Thanks Toronto…Justhowwuzzi Gametime Decision?

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.

added 1514  For what it’s worth, Ted Kulfan confirms it...after XYT, Toronto and Calgary all had it.  Nice.  Helene St. James, at least, has a bit more than Kulfan’s two line blog entry.

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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