Update: Bertuzzi (illness) is expected to play Friday against Minnesota, mlive.com reports. "It was a false alarm; he just had the flu over the weekend," GM Ken Holland said, with reference to fears that Bertuzzi had a case of mono. "He’ll go to the rink Tuesday morning, he’ll skate. We’re thinking he’s going to play Friday."
Recommendation: Bertuzzi won't play in Tuesday's home opener against Dallas, but given that there were fears that he might miss up to a month, Monday's news -- and revised timetable -- comes a pleasant surprise for the Wings.