Red Wings’ Bertuzzi doesn’t have mono after all

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Detroit Red Wings forward Todd Bertuzzi does not have mononucleosis.

The Wings said Saturday that Bertuzzi had been diagnosed with mono after being sick for several days, but suspicion over how unusual it is for a 37-year-old to have the disease led them to retest Bertuzzi on Monday, and that yielded way better results.

“It’s great news,” general manager Ken Holland told the Detroit Free Press. “The tests must have reacted to something going way back, so we redid the tests. He can play (tonight) if Mike Babcock wants him to, and he feels he’s able.”

Bertuzzi was also dealing with a sore groin, but Holland said that likely has been taken care off thanks to three days of rest. Under any circumstance, the Wings expect Bertuzzi to be at Tuesday’s optional skate, and possibly be ready to play in the home opener against the Stars.


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