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Tyler Bertuzzi, Red Wings reportedly $1 million apart on salary arbitration bids

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.