Discouraging update on Tyler Bertuzzi

This doesn't bode well.



The Toronto Maple Leafs rebounded from their 4-3 setback against the Philadelphia Flyers earlier this week by taking down the Washington Capitals in dominating fashion, a 7-3 final. 

And it was forward Tyler Bertuzzi, who is playing in his first season with the Leafs, who was noticeably absent from the ice for the 1st half of the game's opening frame, though he would eventually start getting shifts and even put the exclamation point on the game with a goal in the 3rd period.

After the game, head coach Sheldon Keefe revealed that it was due to his feeling under the weather that Bertuzzi wasn't playing for the first half of the 1st period. However, Bertuzzi continues to deal with his particular illness, and wasn't at practice today. 

According to head coach Sheldon Keefe, the latest update on Bertuzzi is "not good", but that he didn't officially rule him out for tomorrow night's game against Connor McDavid and the Edmonton Oilers. 

"He is not here in the building today, so it is not good in that sense," Keefe said. "He is a little bit worse than he was the other day with different symptoms. He is questionable for tomorrow. He is not ruled out, but he is not well enough to be here today."

Bertuzzi's goal against the Capitals was his 15th of the season; he's also amassed 19 assists in what is his first season with the Leafs. He took a massive gamble on himself by accepting a one-year pact with the Leafs after having reportedly been looking for a multi-year deal. 

He can become an unrestricted free agent at the end of this current season.

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