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Tyler Bertuzzi, Detroit Red Wings more than $1 million apart in arbitration briefs

Forward Tyler Bertuzzi is asking for quite a raise, and has the stats to back up his demand.

In briefs filed ahead of a possible Sunday arbitration hearing, Bertuzzi’s side has come in at $4.25 million and the Detroit Red Wings at $3.15 million, according to Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet.

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It’s common practice for a player to aim high and a team to aim low. The sides can continue to negotiate with one another even after an arbitration hearing has started.