The Detroit Red Wings appeared to dress a healthy lineup at today’s practice, again, ahead of a stretch of 3 games to be played over the course of 4 nights this week and weekend.
The Red Wings will face the 0-1-and-1 Flames tomorrow; on Sunday, they face the 0-and-4 Canadiens, who host Carolina tomorrow night; and, on Sunday, Detroit flies from Montreal to Chicago, where they’ll face a Blackhawks team that hasn’t played since their Thursday-night match-up against Vancouver.
Long story long, Detroit will be facing three incredibly desperate teams, and rested teams at that (Calgary hasn’t played since Monday, either), so, while the Wings are healthy and happy at 2-0-and-1, their schedule gets exponentially harder this weekend, and they won’t have Tyler Bertuzzi in the lineup on Saturday due to his vaccination status.
Anyway, after today’s practice, the Red Wings’ players and coach spoke with the media. Ironically so…
Tyler Bertuzzi said he’s really happy with his start to the season after missing almost a full year. Said it’s a great feeling. #LGRW @DetroitRedWings— Daniella Bruce (@daniellabruce_) October 20, 2021
Tyler Bertuzzi says he’ll be watching Red Wings Saturday when they’re in Montreal. Can’t travel because not vaccinated. Leads Wings with 5 goals in 3 games.— Helene St. James (@HeleneStJames) October 20, 2021
Also a big shoulder shrug to the beat writers not Tweeting out coach Jeff Blashill’s press conference.
That being said, the Wings posted videos of Bertuzzi and Blashill’s remarks: