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Bortuzzo of Blues suspended four games for cross-checking

Defenseman disciplined for actions against Predators forward Arvidsson

by NHL Public Relations @PR_NHL

Bortuzzo suspended four games

Bortuzzo suspended four games for cross-checking

St. Louis Blues defenseman Robert Bortuzzo has been suspended for four games for cross-checking Nashville Predators forward Viktor Arvidsson

  • 02:35 •

NEW YORK -- St. Louis Blues defenseman Robert Bortuzzo has been suspended for four games, without pay, for cross-checking Nashville Predators forward Viktor Arvidsson during NHL Game No. 358 in St. Louis on Saturday, Nov. 23, the National Hockey League's Department of Player Safety announced today.

The incident occurred at 6:03 of the first period. Bortuzzo was assessed a minor penalty for cross-checking.

Bortuzzo is considered a repeat offender under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement and, based on his average annual salary, will forfeit $67,073.16. The money goes to the Players' Emergency Assistance Fund.

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