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The Detroit Red Wings trade Tyler Bertuzzi to the Boston Bruins in exchange for multiple NHL draft picks.

Boston confirmed the deal before Friday’s trade deadline:

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Bertuzzi is a Bruin.

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TSN Darren Dreger mentioned the agreement first.

Thanks to injuries, Bertuzzi’s production has dipped after enjoying a career year in 2021-22. With 29 appearances he has four goals and 10 assists.

Still, the Red Wings’ trade back speaks to the 28-year-old’s overall value. Now that he’s healthy and on a much better team, he’s sure to look like the player who had 62 points (30 goals, 32 assists) in 68 games with Detroit last year.

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The Bruins get even better with Tyler Bertuzzi, a top-six forward who has been in a bit of a lousy scoring year this year. pic.twitter.com/oTtwYtBT6m

The Bruins have the NHL’s best record (47-8-5) and their 99 points are 13 more than the next closest team. They are the betting favorites (+475). DraftKings Sportsbook to lift the Stanley Cup.

Dreger noted, however, the need for Boston to bolster its forward line before the trade deadline.

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Injuries contributed to that. Taylor Hall seeks a second opinion on his lower body issue. The follow-up evaluation will determine how long he will be out of the Bruins’ lineup. https://t.co/NaM6QliIxi

Especially without sending a player to the Red Wings in a trade, the Bruins could put Taylor Hall or Nick Foligno on long-term injured reserve. Both players fight lower body injuriesand it is uncertain when one will return to the ice.

A first-round pick, even a protected one, is a somewhat steep price to pay for a player eligible to hit unlimited free agency in the offseason.

Bertuzzi doesn’t project to be one of the top stars available, but he should get a solid multi-year offer on the open market. If he helps the Bruins win a title, then it won’t matter how much he costs and whether he re-signs.

But Boston is clearly backing him to hit the ground running and make an immediate impact.

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