Atlantic Division team interested in signing Tyler Bertuzzi on July 1st

Published July 3, 2023 at 8:49 PM

The Boston Bruins cleared plenty of cap space on Monday afternoon after they shipped former first-overall pick Taylor Hall, as well as Nick Foligno, to the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for a pair of restricted free agent defencemen.

While general manager Don Sweeney is going to try hard this week to get Tyler Bertuzzi under contract, there's a very good chance that he may walk to unrestricted free agency on Saturday.

If Bertuzzi hits the free agent market on July 1st at noon ET, there will be several teams vying for his services and according to Andy Strickland, one of those teams is the Florida Panthers.

"Florida Panthers among a handful of teams with significant interest in Tyler Bertuzzi." Strickland said.

Bertuzzi, 28, struggled with hand injuries earlier in the 2022-23 season, but was able to appear in 50 games between the Detroit Red Wings and Boston Bruins. In those 50 games, the Sudbury native tallied 30 points (eight goals, 22 assists), 29 penalty minutes and was a minus-eight.

He was also one of Boston's best players during their first round series against the Florida Panthers, putting up ten points in seven games while being a physical menace, so it's clear to see why Bill Zito has interest in signing him this summer.

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Atlantic Division team interested in signing Tyler Bertuzzi on July 1st

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