NHL trade rumors are starting to make the rounds on what the Detroit Red Wings will do with forward Tyler Bertuzzi.
Bertuzzi, 27, will the a unrestricted free agent this offseason and he is seeking a significant raise from his current Red Wings salary cap hit of $4,750,000.
Bertuzzi is currently on injured reserve recovering from hand surgery. He is expected back in the Red Wings lineup mid-January.
Will the Toronto Maple Leafs make a trade for Tyler Bertuzzi?
Detroit Red Wings reporter Ansar Khan of MLIVE.com believes if the Red Wings cannot agree to a contract with Tyler Bertuzzi before the NHL trade deadline, he will be traded.
Khan believes the logical destination for Tyler Bertuzzi is the Toronto Maple Leafs.
All season long it was rumored the Maple Leafs would make a trade for a defenseman but with Rasmus Sandin, Timothy Lilegren and Conor Timmins playing so well, the Leafs might look to add another forward with some sandpaper to the lineup and Bertuzzi would be the perfect fit.