Source: Nothing extra for Todd Bertuzzi
Detroit Red Wings forward Todd Bertuzzi won't face any further league discipline after his elbowing penalty and game misconduct against Chicago Blackhawks forward Ryan Johnson, a source told ESPN.com Tuesday morning.
Bertuzzi received a five-minute elbowing penalty for his hit on Johnson 5:17 into Monday night's game, which the Blackhawks won 3-2 in overtime.
The league reviewed the hit, but it decided no further action was warranted, the source said.
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.
After being evaluated for a concussion, Johnson said he felt fine and wasn't upset with Bertuzzi.
"I don't think it was malicious," Johnson said after the game. "He was very apologetic."
Bertuzzi was ejected for a check that might have gone unpunished before the NHL started to crack down on such high hits.
On March 21, 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 defenseman Ryan McDonagh of the New York Rangers in the head.
Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.
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