Red Wings' Bertuzzi out 10 days after landing in COVID-19 protocol
Detroit Red Wings forward Tyler Bertuzzi will be sidelined for at least the next 10 days after being placed in the NHL's COVID-19 protocol Wednesday, Red Wings head coach Jeff Blashill confirmed, according to the Detroit Free Press' Helene St. James.
Bertuzzi disclosed before the season that he is unvaccinated; he remains the only NHL player not inoculated. He'll miss at least four more games after sitting out Wednesday's 4-3 victory over the Seattle Kraken.
The 26-year-old missed three contests earlier this season due to his vaccination status when the Red Wings visited Canadian teams. Unvaccinated players can't cross the Canada-U.S. border without quarantining.
Bertuzzi has nine goals and nine assists in 20 games this season.