Detroit Red Wing Tyler Bertuzzi Won't Get Vaccinated, Preventing Him From Playing in Canada

September 22, 2021, 4:59 PM

Tyler Bertuzzi

Detroit Red Wing Tyler Bertuzzi is the only team member refusing to get a Covid vaccine, a decision that will prevent from playing in Canada, the Detroit Free Press reports.

"It's his decision," Red Wings General Manager Steve 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.

The Free reports:

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.

Bereutzzi, 26, is a native of Sudbury, Ontario. 

Read more:  Detroit Free Press

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