By The Associated Press
|Fans welcomed Bertuzzi during pre-game warm-ups Thursday at Joe Louis Arena. |
DETROIT - Left winger Todd Bertuzzi
took part in the morning skate and said he was ready to make his debut with the Red Wings in Thursday night's game against Columbus.
Bertuzzi, 32, acquired from Florida at the trade deadline, said his surgically repaired back feels fine and he is in game shape.
"I'm just going to go out there and try to find my way early," Bertuzzi said. "Obviously you don't want to be a hazard out there, but I think that we worked hard enough where I can go out and play my game. So I'm very confident in that."