Originally written on Fox Sports Detroit  |  Last updated 10/17/14

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN - OCTOBER 02: Todd Bertuzzi of Detroit Red Wings looks during the 2009 Compuware NHL Premiere Stockholm match between Detroit Red Wings and St. Louis Blues at the Ericsson Globe on October 2, 2009 in Stockholm, Sweden. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)
Several sources have confirmed to FoxSportsDetroit.com that the Detroit Red Wings and power forward Todd Bertuzzi are on the verge of agreeing to a contract extension. The deal is believed to be for two years at a little over 2 million per season. Sources indicate that the Wings were seeking a one-year extension, but Bertuzzis asking price was not cap friendly. The Wings added the extra year as a compromise that will keep Bertuzzi, 37, with the Wings through the 2013-14 season. During the past few weeks, Wings GM Ken Holland has told reporters that he wants to bring Bertuzzi back. Without a new deal, Bertuzzi could become an unrestricted free agent on July 1. Bertuzzi joins a long list of veteran players who have revitalized their careers in Detroit. Once a defensive liability, he's become a responsible two-way player who remains a force down low and a shootout artist. After a slow start to the season, Bertuzzi has picked up the pace and has 12 goals and 17 assists in 54 games. He's an impressive plus-21, which at one time during his career would have been unthinkable.
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