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Detroit Red Wings forward Tyler Bertuzzi (59) calls for the puck in the second period of their NHL game against the Carolina Hurricanes at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, on Thursday, January 14.

TRAVERSE CITY — When asked repeatedly on why he decided against being vaccinated for COVID-19, Tyler Bertuzzi had a common response.

"Personal choice. Freedom of choice. Life choice," said Bertuzzi, who has the potential to forgo more than $450,000 in salary and miss the team's games in Canada.

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