Monday, December 03, 2018

Wings' Bertuzzi Banned for Two

The Department of Player Safety has delayed the hockey pool debut for Detroit Red Wings forward Tyler Bertuzzi by a couple of games, as they have suspended the forward for those games for his participation in an altercation from the bench against the Avalanche on the weekend.  Bertuzzi will miss Tuesday's game at home to Tampa and Thursday's game in Toronto, eligible to return on Saturday, back home for the Islanders.

Bertuzzi has been a productive member of the Red Wings, scoring 9 goals and 16 points in 27 games this season, but was overlooked at the hockey pool draft in September, so those points have fallen to the wayside in the hockey pool standings.

Benson decided to take a flyer on a player on his favourite team, but like it was said already, he'll be missing the first couple games of the week, keeping the luck of Benson's hockey pool team down to a minimum.  Bertuzzi will have a huge load to carry, as Benson's team opens the week in 20th place in the standings, 53 points out of the money.

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