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Pens’ Bortuzzo to have a hearing for his hit on Jagr

Robert Bortuzzo

The NHL’s Department of Player Safety announced Tuesday night that Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Robert Bortuzzo will have a hearing for his late hit on New Jersey Devils forward Jaromir Jagr.

The hit happened late in the second period and Jagr did not return.

Bortuzzo had a hearing last December for his hit (below) on then Toronto Maple Leafs forward Jerry D’Amigo, but wasn’t dealt any supplemental discipline.

Here is the explanation from the Department of Player Safety for the December 2013 ruling:

Related: DeBoer on Bortuzzo hit ‘real liberty and totally unnecessary’

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