from Gregg Krupa of the Detroit News,
The 6-foot-1, 195-pound, 23-year-old native of Sudbury, Ontario, looks a bit bigger this season.
Unfortunate with some injuries, Bertuzzi’s development has been set back. This could be an important season, especially given his role.
“I’m going to play the same way I’ve been playing for a long time, and a lot of these young guys are pushing for spots,” he said. “So, you’ve got to be on top of your A-game.
“You’ve got to show what you can bring to the table, every night.”...
“Three, four months of training really hard. I came into camp. I felt good.
“I gained a couple pounds of muscle,” he said. “I feel way better out there. Stronger, faster.”
The Red Wings hope the difference in performance helps fill the breach, with Henrik Zetterberg’s departure and several consecutive seasons of a roster in flux impacting the lineup.