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Robert Bortuzzo suspended two games for interference.
No penalty on the play...
Below, watch Pete Deboer post-game on the hit and the Penguins' view of the hit...
from Aaron Vickers at NHL.com,
Giordano was carrying the puck up the boards near center ice when Bortuzzo stepped up and delivered a crushing blow to the Flames captain. Giordano took several minutes to get back to his feet as a scrum ensued. Bortuzzo was assessed a match penalty on the play.
"It's right there," Crosby said. "I'm not sure if he catches his shoulder or head. I've seen [Bortuzzo] step up a lot like that. The way he hits, it looks bad. He's a good guy. He gets low when he hits.
"I didn't see if there was exactly contact to the head or not. We saw a quick replay. It's hard to tell. Obviously the officials are well aware to try to get those hits out of the game, but that's a tough one to tell when it's that quick and two guys are coming that quickly together."
more on the game and watch the hit below...
You know your team's becoming familiar with the NHL's Department of Player Safety when it receives an, "It's okay, guys" Tweet:
With James Neal enjoying a 5-game suspension and a remorseful Deryk Engelland set to visit Sheriff Shanny and crew on Wednesday (and there is a department of player safety) to discuss his hit on Justin Abdelkader, Pro Hockey Talk's Cam Tucker notes that Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Robert Bortuzzo did this to Jerry D'Amigo, and received a 2-minute "check to the head" penalty as a result:
D'Amigo was fine and so was Bortuzzo, who, as PHT's Tucker noted, had a very busy game.
In addition to re-assigning or waiving multiple players to bring the active roster down to 23 players, Pittsburgh also announced that Sidney Crosby will be placed on injured reserve to start the season. Because of NHL rules, Crosby will now be unavailable to the Pens for at least the first seven days of the season.
In addition to Crosby, the Penguins also placed Dustin Jeffrey, Nick Petersen, Robert Bortuzzo and Boris Valabik on IR.