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Red Wings Tyler Bertuzzi not vaccinated, expected to miss all games played in Canada

Detroit general manager Steve Yzerman expects Tyler Bertuzzi to miss all nine of the Red Wings’ games in Canada this season because the forward has declined to be vaccinated for COVID-19.

Yzerman said Bertuzzi is the lone unvaccinated player on the Red Wings, who play their first road game in Montreal on Oct. 23.

“It’s his decision,” Yzerman said Wednesday. “I am not in a position to force anyone. We can’t force anyone to get vaccinated. I personally am vaccinated, my family is vaccinated. I’ll leave it at that.”

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Bertuzzi will not play in Canada due to vaccine status

Bertuzzi, 26, signed a two-year, $9.