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A Look At Tyler Bertuzzi

10/07/2018 at 5:41pm EDT

from Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press,

“He’s got a real rare combination of being hard and smart,” coach Jeff Blashill said Sunday. “A lot of guys that are real hard don’t always have the hockey sense that he has – he has great hockey sense, great compete. He’s got the long reach with his stick that creates turnovers. He just hounds the puck. He also is real trusting of his edges – he knows that he can handle guys being physical against him, so it gives him that extra second to have poise with the puck.”

Bertuzzi was penciled onto a line with Frans Nielsen and Michael Rasmussen for Sunday night’s game against the Kings at Staples Center (10:30 p.m., Fox Sports Detroit). Bertuzzi carried a goal and an assist into the event, having demonstrated his approach to work in the season opener when a shot deflected in off him as he battled around the net.

“That’s what I tell myself – just go to the net and you can probably bang in a couple greasy ones,” Bertuzzi said. “It’s good to work down low. Even if you don’t get points, you have to try to create offense.”

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added 7:06pm, Projected lineup for Detroit tonight is below.

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