The Red Wings added some grit and veteran scoring adding Todd Bertuzzi to the roster with a 1 year 1.5 million dollar deal. As you remember Bertuzzi played in Detroit in 2007, but was injured most of the end of the season. He played decently in the playoffs, having a two goal game against Calgary. But he could not shake his injuries and never lived up to the trade. Bertuzzi scored 15 goals and 29 assists last season in only 66 games. The price tag is not bad, and the one year deal is less risk for the Wings. He should see his numbers improve, but this could mean less playing time for Justin Abdelkader. Bertuzzi also adds grit to the team; with Lilja probably out for a long time still suffering effects from his concussion.
Patrick Kane has been indicted today for a misdemeanor in relation to assaulting a cab driver in Buffalo with his cousin. Kane, 20, was intoxicated with his cousin when he and his cousin assaulted the cab driver over him not having 20 cents in change to give Kane. This has been a complicated affair, with the cab driver’s lawyer saying the situation has been overplayed. Patrick Kane is scheduled to appear on the cover of NHL 10, due out in October for all major video game systems.