The Red Wings off-season has been a pretty busy one the last few days as the team attempt to rebuild. It continued Monday morning with the team agreeing to terms with forwards Martin Frk and Tyler Bertuzzi. Detroit signed Bertuzzi to a two year deal worth $1.4M while Frk got a one year deal worth $1.05M. The news came from the Red Wings via Red Wings twitter account and the team website.
Bertuzzi split time between AHL affiliate Grand Rapids Griffins and the Red Wings last season. The 23 year old forward was called up to Detroit in December where he remained with the team. In 48 games with the Red Wings Bertuzzi picked up 24 points in 7 goals and 17 assist.
Frk completed his first full NHL season with the Red Wings last year posting 25 points with 11 goals and 14 assist in 68 games. There were reports that the Red Wings wouldn’t extend a qualifying offer to the 24 year old forward which would have made him an unrestricted free agent.
The Bertuzzi deal was bound to come as he had a productive season with the Red Wings. It’s also a good barging deal for Detroit to hold on to the 23 year old forward.