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Red Wings' Bertuzzi to return Tuesday after 16-game absence

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Tyler Bertuzzi is expected to return to the Detroit Red Wings' lineup Tuesday against the Winnipeg Jets, head coach Derek Lalonde confirmed Monday.

The forward has missed 16 games after sustaining a left hand injury on Nov. 30 that required surgery. He injured his right hand earlier in the season, forcing him to miss nine games in October.

The 27-year-old practiced Monday on the top line with Dylan Larkin and Lucas Raymond, according to The Athletic's Max Bultman.

Bertuzzi's played just nine contests this campaign, tallying one goal and four points. He's coming off a career year in 2021-22 in which he scored 30 goals and 62 points in 68 games.

The Red Wings are sixth in the Atlantic Division with a 16-15-7 record and are in the midst of a three-game losing streak.

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