Report: Red Wings, Tyler Bertuzzi head to arbitration
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The Detroit Red Wings and forward Tyler Bertuzzi took part in a salary arbitration hearing Sunday after failing to reach an agreement on a new contract, reports Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman.

On Friday, Bertuzzi reportedly filed at $4.25 million, while the club did so at $3.15 million.

Under the NHL's collective bargaining agreement, an arbitrator must decide within 48 hours of the hearing's conclusion. However, unlike previous years, the team and the player are no longer permitted to continue negotiating after the session begins.

Bertuzzi's hearing was scheduled for Sunday when the full list was released on Oct. 13. The 25-year-old restricted free agent is coming off a two-year contract carrying an average annual value of $1.4 million. He signed that pact in June 2018.

He collected 21 goals and 48 points across 71 games this past season, matching his goal total from 2018-19 and notching one more point in two fewer contests. This was the left winger's second full campaign with Detroit, and he's played parts of four years with the Red Wings, who drafted him 58th overall in 2013.

Bertuzzi is the first player to get to this stage this offseason. Other NHLers who had hearings scheduled this year signed beforehand, including Sam Reinhart, Linus Ullmark, Ilya Mikheyev, Connor Brown, and Jake Virtanen.

Of the 26 players who filed for arbitration on Oct. 10, there are 12 who've yet to settle their cases. The hearings are set to run through Nov. 8.

Report: Red Wings, Tyler Bertuzzi head to arbitration
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