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Red Wings' Tyler Bertuzzi 'grateful' after arbitration, ready to 'prove myself again'

Detroit — Tyler Bertuzzi has no hard feeling toward the Red Wings.

Sure, Bertuzzi basically lost his salary arbitration hearing, Tuesday’s decision coming in at a $3.5 million salary for Bertuzzi (he filed for $4.25 million and the Wings $3.15 million), but again, no hard feelings.

Red Wings forward Tyler Bertuzzi was awarded $3.5 million in salary arbitration for the 2020-21 season.

There's no disappointment about the arbitration decision, or the fact Bertuzzi and the Wings weren’t able to work out a long-term contract.

“I wouldn’t say disappointed,” Bertuzzi said Wednesday on a Zoom call with reporters. “No, I’m very grateful to get this opportunity and I’m just going to go out and prove myself again this year, like I have been the last few years.