Todd Bertuzzi is back
I am more than happy Bert is back for the 2005/06 season. The NHL has established a few conditions on the Canucks #44.
Todd is back right away. He will be held to a higher standard than any other NHL player, He can not play in any game that Steve Moore is playing in.
The return of Bertuzzi will ensure one of the best lines in hockey over the last three years of play made up of Bertuzzi, Morrison and Naslund will be together again.
The conclusion of NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman's decision ...
"Accordingly, I have determined as follows:
A total suspension of approximately seventeen (17) calendar months from the date of the incident is the appropriate sanction to impose in this case given the nature and severity of the act in question and the overall totality of circumstances. Subject to the continuing terms of the conditional discharge in Mr. Bertuzzi’s criminal case and the "probationary period" which this decision imposes, Mr. Bertuzzi is immediately eligible for reinstatement for play in the NHL."
As a Canuck fan there could be no better news! Time to play hockey and welcome back TODD!
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