Blues' Bortuzzo suspended 4 games for cross-check on Arvidsson
Predators forward expected to miss 4-6 weeks with lower-body injury
St. Louis Blues defenceman Robert Bortuzzo has been suspended four games without pay for cross-checking Nashville Predators forward Viktor Arvidsson during the first period of Saturday night's game.
The Predators say Arvidsson will miss four to six weeks after hurting his lower body as a result of the cross-checks.
As a result of the cross check taken during the first period of last night’s game, <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Preds?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Preds</a> winger Viktor Arvidsson will miss 4-6 weeks with a lower-body injury. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/NSHvsSTL?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#NSHvsSTL</a> <a href="https://t.co/GY0Hlp9VTC">pic.twitter.com/GY0Hlp9VTC</a>—@PredsNHL
Arvidsson was cross-checked by Bortuzzo at 6:08 of the first period with the Blues defenceman given only a two-minute penalty. The Predators won the game 4-2.
WATCH | Bortuzzo cross-checks Arvidsson into the net:
The NHL announced the four-game suspension on Sunday. Considered a repeat offender under the terms of the collective bargaining agreement, Bortuzzo will forfeit $67,073 US.
St. Louis’ Robert Bortuzzo has been suspended for four games for Cross-checking Nashville’s Viktor Arvidsson. <a href="https://t.co/zYPlLjudxl">https://t.co/zYPlLjudxl</a>—@NHLPlayerSafety
Arvidsson had an assist but played only 4:15 due to the hit.
Nashville hosts St. Louis on Monday night.