Detroit – The Red Wings and forward Tyler Bertuzzi submitted their briefs Friday, ahead of Sunday’s scheduled arbitration hearing.
Bertuzzi is asking for a $4.25 million salary, according to a report from Sportnet’s Elliotte Friedman, while the Wings are proposing $3.15 million.
Bertuzzi, 25, led all Wings with 21 goals last season (the second consecutive season Bertuzzi reached 21), while also earning a career-high 48 points (27 assists).
He made $1.4 million last season, so regardless of how this ends, Bertuzzi will earn a substantial raise.
The sides can come to an agreement before Sunday’s virtual hearing, for any length of contract.