Bertuzzi hasn’t played since October and still isn’t ready to return from back surgery. It was immediately clear what the Wings had to give up for Bertuzzi. He’s earning US$5.27 million US this season but is due to become an unrestricted free agent July 1.
In seven games with Florida, Bertuzzi recorded a goal and six assists. He’s registered 224 goals and 312 assists in 717 games with the New York Islanders, Vancouver and Florida.