The Detroit Red Wings are riding hot, despite a loss in their last outing. They've got Jimmy Howard back, allowed Pavel Datsyuk to get surgery that put him out for two weeks even if it wasn't totally necessary at this point in time and are generally in firm control of their destiny. As such, they're making moves to main this, and according to the Detroit Free Press, they've went ahead and given Todd Bertuzzi a contract extension. That is to say, they're very closer on an extension, according to his agent.
According to the report, the Red Wings will announce, as early as Thursday, that Bertuzzi has received a two-year extension that will carry him until the end of the 2013-14 season. Bertuzzi has done a lot to round out his game of late, even at 37 years-old, he's still making progress and learning. He's got 12 goals in 54 games and is plus-21 on the season. Bertuzzi has been with the team since 2007.
It looks looks like Bertuzzi's deal is something like $2.2 million per season, which is an average, and according to the report, is backloaded. The report cites general manager Ken Holland and gives a quote about Bertuzzi's ability as a two-way player (especially of late).