The season is speeding right past forward Todd Bertuzzi. And there's no way he can stop it — or slow it down — with an aching back showing no signs of improving. Bertuzzi, 37, just hopes there's a chance he'll be able to play at some point. "Unfortunately, it takes time," Bertuzzi said as the Red Wings went through an optional practice. "I don't have an answer. I wish I did. "When you have a knee injury, you know how long it'll take. (With a back injury), no clue." Bertuzzi was hurt Feb. 7, but he was having issues with his back a few games before that. "That play kind of tweaked it, or whatever," he said. "But by the third period I had lost everything in my right leg. There was no strength. After the game it got worse and by the time I got home I was done." Bertuzzi, who went to the hospital after that game and was hospitalized the next four days, has been limited to seven games and has three points (two goals).
Back troubles keep Red Wings' Todd Bertuzzi off ice
Detroit News | Mar 19