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Detroit Red Wings restricted free agent forward Tyler Bertuzzi will file for arbitration.
General manager Steve Yzerman has been in talks with Bertuzzi’s camp, and negotiations can continue until the hearing begins. Bertuzzi’s decision simply means that if his agent and Yzerman can’t agree on a deal, an arbitrator will make the decision.
Bertuzzi, 25, is coming off a two-year, $2.8 million deal. He led the Wings last season with 21 goals, the second straight season he has reached that number.
He projects to earn in the $4.5-5 million annually range with his next contract.
Salary arbitration hearings will be held from Oct. 20 to Nov. 8.
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