Red Wings forward Todd Bertuzzi missed yesterday’s practice and is now questionable for tonight’s contest with the Anaheim Ducks. Via the Detroit Free Press:
Bertuzzi got hit by a shot in the third period of Thursday’s game against Calgary, shortly before he scored to reach eight points in six games.
Bertuzzi did skate this morning, and said afterwards he’d take warm-ups and see how he felt tonight before deciding whether to play.
With two goals and six assists Bertuzzi, yes Todd Bertuzzi, leads the Red Wings in scoring so far with eight points. He’s also been one of the more reliable Red Wings in his second time around with the club. Last year he played in all 82 games, which only Nicklas Lidstrom and Brad Stuart were able to match.
Justin Abdelkader is in line to take his spot with Johan Franzen and Valtteri Filppula on the second line if he can’t go.