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Tyler Bertuzzi Refuses COVID-19 Vaccine, Won’t Play Games in Canada

Tyler Bertuzzi is the only player on the Detroit Red Wings who has refused to take the COVID-19 vaccine. As a result, Bertuzzi will only be allowed to play games in the United States until he decides to get vaccinated.

General Manager Steve Yzerman held a press conference today indicating that one of his best players will not be available for road trips to Canada. In accordance with the NHL contract with the players union, players can be suspended without pay for not following team protocols.

What Does This Mean for Bertuzzi?

Bertuzzi will be at training camp starting on Thursday and no doubt will have to deal with pressure from the media, teammates and fans.