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08:24 AM ET 03.19 | Todd Bertuzzi is doing what he can, which, unfortunately for him, isn't much these days, to return. [Bertuzzi] has taken several pain-killing shots and has gotten plenty of rest in the five weeks since he was hospitalized with severe back pain. ... [Bertuzzi] desperately wants to play again this season. "I'd like to get back, because the only other option is getting it fixed," Bertuzzi said Monday. "I'm going to try to rehab and get it back to being strong enough to where I can play. I don't want to play one game and be back to where I've been. I want to be able to last the remainder of the games." Nobody knows when he will return -- or if he will be back this season. "With the back, it's just time," Bertuzzi said. "I don't have an answer."

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March 19, 2013  08:37 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

"Poor baby." - Steve Moore

I second that emotion...

March 19, 2013  08:48 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

"Poor baby." - Steve Moore

"It is what it................wait how does that go again?" - Toad Bertuzzi

March 19, 2013  08:52 AM ET

he's done a decent job of reinventing himself after completely losing his game. wtf happened to this guy anyways...

March 19, 2013  08:54 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

"Poor baby." - Steve Moore

My thoughts exactly

March 19, 2013  08:57 AM ET

With the back, it's just time, Bertuzzi said.



And with the neck, it's forever!

March 19, 2013  09:12 AM ET

Too bad, at one time Bert was a great player on the west coast express. He was to selfish though and cost the Canucks a real shot at the cup. He is 38 and the wheels have falling off. They need to have a night in Vancouver where he can come to center ice and shake Moore's hand and ride off into the sunset. By that I mean he gets a 10 sec head start before Moore is allowed to hunt him down and string him up by his thumbs.

March 19, 2013  09:36 AM ET

This idiot should have missed as many games as Moore did.

March 19, 2013  09:55 AM ET

Karma catching up eh Bert !

March 19, 2013  10:00 AM ET

This is one player that I'll never feel sorry for.

March 19, 2013  10:01 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

This idiot should have missed as many games as Moore did.

It should have been a lifetime ban, no matter if/when Moore ever would have returned.

March 19, 2013  10:14 AM ET

I'm more of a forgiving individual.

I'd like to see him back playing for the Wings.

I kind of like Todd Duh now he is no longer a Canuck.

March 19, 2013  10:20 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

This idiot should have missed as many games as Moore did.

I always thought that should be the rule

March 19, 2013  10:21 AM ET

Bertuzzi is still in the league?

March 19, 2013  10:24 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

"Poor baby." - Steve Moore

Indeed.... this pillock should have been banned for life.

March 19, 2013  10:30 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

They need to have a night in Vancouver where he can come to center ice and shake Moore's hand and ride off into the sunset.

perhaps if Bertuzzi would pay Moore some sort of compensation for prematurely ending his hockey career.

March 19, 2013  10:31 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

Bertuzzi is still in the league?

shootout wizard.

when you see the big man dangle on a breakaway you see the talent and it makes you sad to know what could have been. this guy was absolutely dominant at one point in time.

March 19, 2013  10:32 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

I always thought that should be the rule

slippery slope. maybe in the really egregious cases, but not as a general rule.

March 19, 2013  10:35 AM ET
QUOTE(#17):

shootout wizard. when you see the big man dangle on a breakaway you see the talent and it makes you sad to know what could have been. this guy was absolutely dominant at one point in time.

Million dollar hands and a 5 cent brain.

 
March 19, 2013  10:39 AM ET
QUOTE(#17):

shootout wizard. when you see the big man dangle on a breakaway you see the talent and it makes you sad to know what could have been. this guy was absolutely dominant at one point in time.

I remember his time with the Canucks was out of this world on that line with Naslund, but man oh man, did he fade after life in Vancouver.

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