Boston Bruins Acquire Tyler Bertuzzi From Red Wings

Don Sweeney is all in.

The Boston Bruins have acquired forward Tyler Bertuzzi from the Detroit Red Wings in exchange for a top-10 protected 2024 first-round pick and a fourth-round pick in the 2025 NHL Draft.

The Red Wings will retain half of Bertuzzi's $4.75 million salary for the rest of the season.

Bertuzzi, a pending free-agent winger, brings depth and experience to the Bruins' lineup, having registered 88 goals and 202 points in 305 career NHL games with the Red Wings.

He has 14 points in 29 games this season after missing significant time with a lower-body injury, but is coming off a career year in which he tallied 30 goals and 32 assists in 61 games.

The move for Bertuzzi will give the league-leading Bruins additional scoring depth, which they will need after winger Taylor Hall suffered a lower-body injury and is seeking a second opinion on his prognosis.

The gritty twenty-eight-year-old fits perfectly into the Bruins aggressive style of play and will be a valuable asset come playoff time.

The Bruins made another trade last week, acquiring defenceman Dmitry Orlov and forward Garnet Hathaway from the Washington Capitals to bolster their defensive depth and physicality. 
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