Todd Bertuzzi Gets an Undeserved Pass from the NHL

One of the biggest villains in NHL history just got a free pass from the NHL. Todd Bertuzzi destroyed Chicago Blackhawks forward Ryan Johnson just five minutes into the Red Wings-Blackhawks game Monday night with a vicious elbow to the head.

Johnson required some minor stitching on his ear before returning to play later in the first period and Bertuzzi was given a five minute major penalty and a game misconduct for the hit, but that appears to be where Bertuzzi’s penalties will stop.

And for someone with Bertuzzi’s past, it’s a damn shame.

By Peter Christian

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