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Sports Detroit Red Wings' Tyler Bertuzzi refuses COVID-19 vaccine, won't travel to Canada for games

23:50  22 september  2021
23:50  22 september  2021 Source:   usatoday.com

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DETROIT – Tyler Bertuzzi, a key part of the Detroit Red Wings, has declined to get the vaccine for COVID-19, the only Wings player to do so, general manager Steve Yzerman said Wednesday.

Bertuzzi will still be at training camp, which runs for six days beginning Thursday in Traverse City. Yzerman said Bertuzzi will not be able to travel to Canada under current restrictions, which require a 14-day quarantine for unvaccinated players traveling into Canada. The Wings play nine times in Canada, including their first road game, on Oct. 23 in Montreal. If Bertuzzi continues to refuse the COVID-19 vaccine, he would forfeit at least $400,000 just based on the Canada-based games.

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a group of people riding skis on top of a field: Detroit Red Wings left wing Tyler Bertuzzi (59) tries to control the puck as Dallas Stars defenseman Miro Heiskanen, right, and goaltender Jake Oettinger (29) watch during the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021, in Dallas. © Jeffrey McWhorter, AP Detroit Red Wings left wing Tyler Bertuzzi (59) tries to control the puck as Dallas Stars defenseman Miro Heiskanen, right, and goaltender Jake Oettinger (29) watch during the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021, in Dallas.

"It's his decision," Yzerman said Wednesday. "I am not in a position to force anyone. We can't force anyone to get vaccinated. I personally am vaccinated, my family is vaccinated. I'll leave it at that."

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Bertuzzi, 26, signed a two-year, $9.5 million deal in July. He's a top-line player and power play guy, and one of the grittiest players on the team.

The NHL and NHL Players Association do not have a vaccine mandate for players, but unvaccinated players face restrictions that the vaccinated do not. The unvaccinated will not be exempt from a 14-day quarantine when crossing from the U.S. to Canada, and teams can suspend players without pay who are unable to participate in team activities.

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"Tyler will follow the protocols for non-vaccinated players,"  Yzerman said. "Most significant, is as of now, and for the foreseeable future, entering Canada. That will be an issue when we are playing Canadian teams."

Bertuzzi announced on social media last week that he and his fiancee, Ashley Greasley, are expecting the birth of their first child.

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This article originally appeared on Detroit Free Press: Detroit Red Wings' Tyler Bertuzzi refuses COVID-19 vaccine, won't travel to Canada for games

Red Wings' Jakub Vrana leaves practice early with shoulder injury .
Less than 10 minutes into his first session back with the team, Vrana suffered a shoulder injury and had to leave. Head coach Jeff Blashill did not have a prognosis after practice, stating only that Vrana would be “re-evaluated later.” As Allen notes, Detroit was missing Tyler Bertuzzi for nearly all of last season and don’t need another core scorer with a nagging injury again this year. Hopefully Vrana’s shoulder ailment is nothing serious.

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