Detroit Red Wings top defensive prospect Moritz Seider was able to avoid a serious injury.
Seider took an inadvertent skate to the neck when he and another player became tangled and fell to the ice together; Seider’s neck protection spared him what could have been a frightening incident on the ice:
Nu gick det bra med Moritz Seider men tack gode gud för halsskydd. pic.twitter.com/pZqkKPykkA
— Sanny Lindström (@Sannylindstrom) October 28, 2020
The NHL has seen some frightening incidents with players suffering neck injuries, most notably goaltender Clint Malarchuk and forward Richard Zednik. Thankfully, Seider didn’t have to undergo what they did.
The Red Wings selected Seider with the 6th overall pick in the 2019 NHL Draft, and he spent last season playing with the Grand Rapids Griffins of the AHL. He’s currently suiting up with Rögle BK in the Swedish Hockey League after being loaned by Detroit.
A closer look at RFA Tyler Bertuzzi’s arbitration
Detroit Red Wings restricted free agent forward Tyler Bertuzzi filed for salary arbitration earlier in the month, and now we have some hard numbers to look at.
According to hockey insider Elliotte Friedman, the Red Wings have offered forward Bertuzzi $3.15 million in salary arbitration, Bertuzzi countered with $4.25 million.
He just finished a two-year contract worth an AAV of $1.4 million.
For those who may still be a bit unfamiliar with how this process works, keep on reading.
Bertuzzi’s arbitration hearing is scheduled for October 25; the two sides are still able to reach an agreement before then. Should that not happen, a decision will be made by the arbiter and will be announced within 48 hours of the hearing.
Any decision by the arbiter would be for a one-year pact between the two. The Red Wings would have the option of signing Bertuzzi to the said deal, or walking away from it.
However, if the Red Wings were to agree to the deal, Bertuzzi would be come an unrestricted free agent after next season.
Bertuzzi led all Red Wings scorers last season with 21 (27 assists) while putting up a career high 48 points. The nephew of former NHL All-Star and Red Wings forward Todd Bertuzzi, the Red Wings selected Tyler 58th overall (Round 2) of the 2013 NHL Draft.
Do you see the two sides being able to hammer out a deal?