The Red Wings have taken care of one of their top restricted free agents, announcing that they’ve signed winger Tyler Bertuzzi to a two-year contract. PuckPedia reports that the deal carries a $4.75MM AAV and will pay him $4.25MM next season and $5.25MM in 2022-23.
The 26-year-old was limited to just nine games last season due to a back injury that required surgery at the end of April. Bertuzzi was still productive in his short stint, however, as he still notched five goals and two assists in those contests. Prior to 2020-21, he had two straight seasons of 21 goals and had established himself as an important part of their top line.