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Red Wings lose Bertuzzi early against Blackhawks after he elbows Blackhawks' Johnson in the head

DETROIT - Red Wings forward Todd Bertuzzi has been called for a 5-minute elbowing penalty and a game misconduct against the Chicago Blackhawks.

Bertuzzi hit Blackhawks forward Ryan Johnson in the head 5:17 into Monday night's game.

Johnson went down to his knees and gloves for a while before slowly getting up. He went off the ice and toward the dressing room, but played later in the first period.

Bertuzzi was ejected for a check that might've gone unpunished before the NHL started to crack down on such high hits.

Matt Cooke of the Pittsburgh Penguins was suspended for the last 10 games of the regular season and the first round of the playoffs for elbowing defenceman Ryan McDonagh of the New York Rangers in the head.



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