Updated at 5:48 PM: Per the NHLPA:
TORONTO (Oct. 10, 2020) The National Hockey League Players’ Association (NHLPA) announced that 26 players have elected Salary Arbitration.
Detroit Red Wings
This precludes Bertuzzi from being subject to an offer sheet. He and his agent can also negotiate with the Wings up to the arbitration hearing, which will take place on or after October 20th in Toronto.
Anthony Mantha also had arbitration rights, but he did not file.
Sam Reinhart, Ilya Mikheyev, Alexandar Georgiev, Jake Virtanen, Matt Grzelcyk, Ryan Pulock, Connor Brown and Chris Tierney among the notables in addition to Strome and DeAngelo that we reported earlier today.
Hearings from Oct. 20 to Nov. 8. https://t.co/zIwTFmPiID— Frank Seravalli (@frank_seravalli) October 10, 2020
NHL players who filed for arbitration by today’s deadline: Matt Grzelcyk (BOS); Victor Olofsson/Sam Reinhart/Linus Ullmark (BUF); Andrew Mangiapane (CAL); Clark Bishop/Haydn Fleury/Warren Foegele/Gustav Forsling (CAR); Ryan Graves (COL); Tyler Bertuzzi (DET);— Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) October 10, 2020
Tyler Bertuzzi field for salary arbitration by today’s deadline. Anthony Mantha did not. Hearings take place between Oct. 20-Nov. 8. Deadline for club-elected arbitration is tomorrow at 5 p.m #RedWings— Ansar Khan (@AnsarKhanMLive) October 10, 2020
Update: Per the Free Press’s Helene St. James:
Detroit Red Wings restricted free agent forward Tyler Bertuzzi will file for arbitration.
General manager Steve Yzerman has been in talks with Bertuzzi’s camp, and negotiations can continue. Bertuzzi’s decision simply means that if his agent and Yzerman can’t agree on a deal, an arbitrator will make the decision.
Bertuzzi, 25, is coming off a two-year, $2.8 million deal. He led the Wings last season with 21 goals, the second straight season he’s reached that number.
Update #2: Here’s a bit more from the Detroit News’s Ted Kulfan:
General manager Steve Yzerman said last week he’s been talking with both Bertuzzi and restricted free agent Anthony Mantha (who didn’t file for arbitration) about multi-year contracts. Those talks can continue until arbitration hearings begin Oct. 20 (they end Nov. 8).
Given neither team nor player wants to go to arbitration and talk negatively about either side, in the vast majority of cases, the two sides typically work out a contract agreement.