Bertuzzi to remain a Red Wing.

DETROIT FREE PRESS: Helene St. James reports agent Pat Morris claimed his client, Todd Bertuzzi, was close to re-signing a two-year contract extension, expected to be announced on Thursday.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: No word on what the financial terms will be. Bertuzzi is currently in the final year of a two-year contract worth an average annual cap hit of $1.937,500.  I expect the salary could work out to be roughly the same. I must admit I’m a bit surprised, as I anticipated the Wings wouldn’t re-sign Bertuzzi this summer, but the club obviously still thinks highly of him and wish to keep him in the fold a little longer.

**UPDATE** The extension is worth around $2.25 million per season.