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Bertuzzi (knee) leaves Sens’ AHL team


Calgary Flames’ Todd Bertuzzi watches the action at the Flames’ optional NHL hockey practice in Calgary on Tuesday, April 21, 2009. The Flames trail the Chicago Blackhawks 2-1 in their best-of-seven NHL playoff series. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press,Larry MacDougal)


Veteran winger Todd Bertuzzi has taken a leave from Ottawa’s AHL affiliate in Binghamton to get his injured knee checked out, the club confirmed on Monday.

Bertuzzi, 39, was hurt during a 5-1 loss to the Lehigh Valley Phantoms on Saturday night. He didn’t play Sunday, meaning he only played two games in a B-Sens uniform after signing a professional tryout with Binghamton on Jan. 12.

Per the Sens, Bertuzzi has headed back to his home in Guelph, Ontario to get further examination. As for what this means for his future?

Bertuzzi had some swelling in his knee and has gone back home to get it checked out. “We’re keeping the door open,” says #sens AGM Dorion

— Don Brennan (@SunDoniB) January 19, 2015

Prior to his comeback attempt, Bertuzzi hadn’t played hockey since suiting up for one of Detroit’s five games in an opening-round playoff loss to Boston last spring.