Bertuzzi will be invited to the 2019 IIHF World Championship as a member of Team Canada, Ted Kulfan of The Detroit News reports. Even though it was too little, too late for the Red Wings, Bertuzzi caught fire late in the season, as the hard-nosed winger went four straight games with three points apiece and finished with 21 goals and 26 helpers through 73 contests. Additionally, Bert earned 1:43 of average ice time on the man advantage and compiled six points in that key special teams spot. He was rather clutch based on four game-winning tallies, and No. 59 topped all of his teammates with a plus-11 rating and a shooting percentage of 16.0. There's tremendous fantasy upside with Bertuzzi, so consider nabbing him in the middle-to-late rounds of season-long drafts in the fall.
Bertuzzi scored a pair of goals -- including one on the power play -- and added an assist in a 4-1 victory against the Penguins on Tuesday. According to Helene St. James of the the Detroit Free Press, he set a franchise record with his fourth consecutive multi-point game. The 24-year-old has posted five goals and 12 points over the heater -- with four of those taking place on the man advantage -- as Bertuzzi looks to be one of the best value options in fantasy down the stretch. Matt Murray nearly robbed Bert of his power-play goal Tuesday, but the replay showed the puck crossed the goal line inside Murray's glove. The top-six winger has 21 goals and 47 points with a plus-14 rating in 71 games this season.
Bertuzzi posted a trio of helpers in Sunday's 6-3 win over the Bruins. Bertuzzi's line with Anthony Mantha and Dylan Larkin combined for 10 points in the contest. Bertuzzi has three goals and six assists in his last three games, giving new meaning to ending the year on a high note. He's up to 44 points (19 goals, 25 assists) in 70 games this season.
Bertuzzi scored a goal and two assists in Friday's 4-0 win over the Devils. He helped set up the Wings' first two goals of the night before striking for his 19th goal of the season late in the third period. Bertuzzi now has back-to-back three-point performances to push him to his first career 40-point campaign, and he'll have four more games on the schedule to find goal No. 20 as well.
Bertuzzi scored two goals and added an assist in Thursday's 5-4 overtime win over the Sabres. The second goal was the winner. Bertuzzi has four points in his last two games. And 38 points, including 18 goals, in 68 games this season. That means Bertuzzi has some fantasy value in deep formats.
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