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Tyler Bertuzzi Laughs At Teammate After Being Seriously Injured


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Austin Sabourin
November 3, 2023  (0:22)
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Tyler Bertuzzi's Return to Boston Sparks Controversy

In his first game against the Boston Bruins since joining the Toronto Maple Leafs, Tyler Bertuzzi's response to a specific on-ice incident has ignited a debate.
During the game, Timothy Liljegren, a defenseman for the Toronto Maple Leafs, found himself in an unfortunate situation when he became the victim of a questionable slew foot by Brad Marchand. The hit forced Liljegren to exit the game due to an injury, raising questions about why it went unpunished.
Liljegren's departure naturally evoked strong emotions among his Maple Leafs teammates, who not only expressed their dismay over the absence of a penalty but also displayed genuine concern for their injured comrade. However, attentive fans observed a different reaction from Tyler Bertuzzi.
Tyler Bertuzzi was acquired by the Maple Leafs to provide a physical presence while contributing offensively and enforcing the rules on the ice. Nonetheless, his response to Timothy Liljegren's injury has left certain fans disillusioned.
Following Liljegren's injury, Brad Marchand appeared poised to engage with Maple Leafs players near their bench. Most Maple Leafs players understandably conveyed their discontent, but Bertuzzi, rather than joining the chorus of disapproval, seemed to watch Marchand and even shared a laugh.
Bertuzzi's relatively passive reaction in supporting Liljegren has raised questions among fans, as he was expected to demonstrate the same level of solidarity for his teammates as someone like Ryan Reaves. In the days ahead, Bertuzzi may face inquiries about his response to the situation.
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