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Jaromir Jagr takes head hit from Pens’ Roberto Bortuzzo

New Jersey Devils forward Jaromir Jagr left Tuesday night after taking a hit to the head by Penguins defenceman Roberto Bortuzzo.

Department of Player Safety to review hit

Devils forward Jaromir Jagr took a hit to the head from Penguins defenceman Roberto Bortuzzo on Tuesday night in Pittsburgh. (YouTube)

New Jersey Devils forward Jaromir Jagr left Tuesday night after taking a hit to the head by Penguins defenceman Roberto Bortuzzo.

The hit happened with more than two minutes left in the second as Jagr went around Penguins defenceman  Paul Martin before sending a pass out front. But Bortuzzo lined up Jagr to the left of the Pittsburgh net and decked him with an apparent elbow.

Jagr stayed on the ice for several moments before leaving for the dressing room. He didn’t return.

It was reported that the Department of Player Safety were looking at the hit not long after it occurred. They confirmed that it would be reviewed, with the date and time to be determined. 

The Penguins went on to win 1-0, but Devils forward Jordin Tootoo sent out a warning to Bortuzzo after the game.

"I'm not going to forget what number he is," Tootoo told reporters. "It's a long season."

For the record, the 6'4, 215-pound Bortuzzo wears No. 41.

Devils coach Peter DeBoer was also upset at the Jagr hit following his team's loss.

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