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Video: Lupul penalized for hit to the head of Lightning’s Hedman

Mar 20, 2013, 10:56 PM EST

Can Toronto Maple Leafs forward Joffrey Lupul be expecting a call from the NHL’s Department of Player Safety?

Lupul was penalized for an illegal check to the head of Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman early in the third period of Wednesday’s game.

Lupul, who had a goal and an assist and was named the game’s second star in the win, was assessed a minor penalty on the play.

Hedman was forced to leave the game briefly and went to the Tampa Bay dressing room, but did return, according to NHL.com.

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