Bertuzzi Expected Out for Game One

The Detroit Red Wings don’t expect to have the services of forward Todd Bertuzzi for game one of their Western Conference Quarterfinal matchup with the Calgary Flames.

Bertuzzi did not practice on Wednesday and has not been on the ice since leaving last Thursday’s matchup with the Chicago Blackhawks after two first period collisions left him with a concussion.

“I don’t think he has any chance of playing tomorrow,” Red Wings head coach Mike Babcock said. “I would say he is day to day. If he’s feeling better, I guess there’s always a chance. But I would say we think he’ll have an opportunity to play on Sunday.”

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