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Robert Bortuzzo | Defenseman

Team: Pittsburgh Penguins
Age / DOB:  (25) / 3/18/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 215
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Robert Bortuzzo is being tested for the mumps after he was feeling ill on Wednesday.
He suffered an upper-body injury on Saturday and now he's been quarantined as a precaution because of an illness. Dec 17 - 2:39 PM

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Robert Bortuzzo's undisclosed injury is related to his upper body.

Bortuzzo was hurt in the second period of Saturday's contest. He's out Monday and is regarded as day-to-day beyond that. With Bortuzzo unavailable, look for Brian Dumoulin to be inserted into the Penguins' lineup after spending two games in the press box.
Dec 15 - 11:43 AM

Robert Bortuzzo was injured in the second period Saturday and did not return.

Bortuzzo's injury and severity is unknown at this time. He had just returned to the Penguins lineup on Monday after missing a couple of games due to a suspension for his hit on Jaromir Jagr. He has two goals and five points with 18 penalty minutes in 12 games. Consider him day-to-day for now.
Dec 14 - 8:46 AM

Robert Bortuzzo will be back in the Penguins lineup Monday night at Madison Square Garden.

With Olli Maatta now out with an undisclosed injury, Bortuzzo will draw back into the Penguins lineup on defense. He has two goals and two assists in nine games on the year and will pair up with Christian Ehrhoff.
Dec 8 - 5:15 PM

Robert Bortuzzo is serving the first game of his two-game suspension on Thursday.

The Penguins are taking on the Canucks. Bortuzzo was suspended for his hit on Jaromir Jagr earlier this week. He is eligible to return on December 8th against the New York Rangers.
Dec 4 - 7:23 PM

Robert Bortuzzo seems to disagree with the NHL's assessment of his hit to Jaromir Jagr.

Bortuzzo will serve a two-game suspension over the incident. "I wasn't targeting anything in that way," Bortuzzo said. "I've watched it a few times. I believe I made contact with the chest. It was a full-body check." The big issue with Bortuzzo's hit wasn't that he was targeting Jagr's head, it's that he delivered the hit so late that Jagr wasn't eligible to be checked at all. The league noted that "the onus is entirely upon Bortuzzo to avoid contact completely, and he has ample time to do so."
Dec 4 - 10:53 AM

Robert Bortuzzo has received a two-game suspension for his late hit on Jaromir Jagr.

The league felt that Bortuzzo's hit was worthy of supplemental discipline because of its "extreme lateness, its predatory nature, and the significant head contact that results from the way it's delivered." Jagr was injured on the play and had to leave the contest. Bortuzzo will be eligible to return on Dec. 8.
Dec 3 - 5:25 PM

Robert Bortuzzo (illness) was able to play on Tuesday, but he might find himself missing some time due to a possible suspension.

Bortuzzo delivered a late hit to New Jersey's Jaromir Jagr and will have a hearing as a result. "I thought it was a real liberty, totally unnecessary," Devils coach Pete DeBoer said. He also suggested that it was a hit to the head. Bortuzzo didn't receive a penalty for his actions.
Dec 3 - 10:28 AM

Robert Bortuzzo missed the Penguins' Tuesday morning skate due to an illness.

Bortuzzo is also questionable for Tuesday's game. He has two goals and four points in eight contests.
Dec 2 - 12:18 PM

Robert Bortuzzo took advantage of an injury to Kris Letang to score his second of the season Saturday.

Bortuzzo was a healthy scratch on Friday and was heading to the same fate on Saturday when Letang was ruled out with a minor lower body injury. It was an impressive goal from the defensive defenseman as he went end-to-end to score. "We always stress to get your feet moving," Bortuzzo said. "One of their defenseman went toward Siller (left wing Zach Sill). I just took the ice and went with it." He now has four points in eight games with a plus-three rating.
Nov 30 - 9:47 AM

Robert Bortuzzo will be a healthy scratch against the Jets on Friday night.

Bortuzzo's last game was a week ago on Nov. 21st against the Islanders where he played just 9:59, was a minus-1 with a fight.
Nov 28 - 6:46 PM

Robert Bortuzzo and Jayson Megna will once again be healthy scratches Monday night.

The Penguins will use the same roster they did on Saturday night when they took on the Islanders, landing Bortuzzo and Megna in the stands to watch their team take on the Bruins Monday night. Both players can't seem to find a way into the deep Pens' lineup as of late.
Nov 24 - 5:30 PM

Robert Bortuzzo and Jayson Megna are healthy scratches against the Islanders on Saturday night.

Said Coach Johnston of Megna, "He’s a guy we’d like to get in. We have quite a few games coming up this week, and we don’t have any forward depth right now. For protection, and also because he’s earned it, we brought him up." Meanwhile Bortuzzo simply can't seem to draw into the lineup again just yet.
Nov 22 - 6:37 PM

In a late line up change, Robert Bortuzzo will sub in for Simon Despres on Friday night.

Bortuzzo and Despres rotated taking shifts with Rob Scuderi in practice and it looks like Bortuzzo won out mkaing Despres a healthy scratch.
Source: Wes Crosby
Nov 21 - 8:36 PM

Robert Bortuzzo will again be a healthy scratch Friday night against the Islanders.

Coming off a convincing 4-0 defeat of Montreal on Wednesday night, Coach Johnston is simply sticking with the winning lineup. Bortuzzo did rotate with Simon Despres along side of Rob Scuderi in practice Friday morning, for what it's worth.
Nov 21 - 6:33 PM

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D1Kris Letang
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