Bertuzzi (shoulder) is still not ready to return to the lineup on Wednesday.
Bertuzzi skated with his teammates today, but will not play tomorrow vs. Philadelphia. It will be the sixth straight game that Bert will have missed. With Henrik Zetterberg and Pavel Datsyuk also out, the Red Wings have recalled Cory Emmerton from Grand Rapids.
Bertuzzi will miss his third straight contest when the Red Wings welcome the Bruins to town on Wednesday. The veteran winger is not the fantasy asset he used to be despite playing time with Pavel Datsyuk. Consider him day-to-day.
Bertuzzi missed Saturday's contest vs. Ottawa and did not travel with the team to Buffalo. Bertuzzi was skating on a line with Pavel Datsyuk, who is also out tonight so the Red Wings will be without two member of their top-6 when they take on the Sabres. Consider him questionable for Wednesday.
The Red Wings shuffled their lines around on Friday and the changes saw veteran Todd Bertuzzi skating on the top line with Pavel Datsyuk and Henrik Zetterberg. “I’m not 100 percent,” said Wing head coach Mike Babcock of the line shuffling. “All I know is I can’t keep going the way I’m going, because it’s not working.”
Bertuzzi hasn't played since February 7th because of a back injury. The Red Wings are on the outside looking in and Bertuzzi's veteran presence should help them vs. the Kings tonight. He has two goals and one assist in seven games this season. Tootoo will likely be a healthy scratch in favor of Bertuzzi.