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Bad boys banned, others cleared

28 January 2012, 11:38

On Friday the 27th of January 2012 The KHL Disciplinary Committee studied a number of episodes from the previous evening’s KHL Championship game in Kazan between Ak Bars and Vityaz, and passed the following judgments on certain incidents which occurred during the game.

1. Time of play – 23:08. The major penalty (5 minutes) handed out to Ak Bars forward Artyom Lukoyanov for fighting is rescinded;

2. Time of play – 23:08. In relation to Vityaz forward Jon Mirasty, the Committee decided to redefine the original punishment - a minor (fighting) plus major (aggressor in brawl) plus misconduct penalty (2+5+10 minutes) – as a major plus automatic game misconduct penalty (5+20 minutes) for being the first to aggravate an ongoing brawl.

It was further decided to rescind the game misconduct penalty (20 minutes) imposed on the player for persistent dissent and reduce it to a misconduct penalty (10 minutes) for dissent and unsporting behavior.

The KHL regulations also stipulate additional punishments for repeat offenders, particularly those involved in fighting, and so Jon Mirasty is banned from playing in the KHL Championship for two games.

3. Time of play – 23:43. With regard to Ak Bars defender Stepan Zakharchuk, the Committee decided to uphold the original punishment of a major penalty (5 minutes) for fighting.

4. Time of play – 23:43. Regarding the identical penalty (5 minutes) imposed on Vityaz forward Nick Tarnasky in the same episode, the Committee also decided to leave the original punishment in place.

5. Time of play – 30:46. With regard to Ak Bars defenseman Grigory Panin, the Committee upholds the original punishment of a minor (fighting), major (aggressor in brawl) and misconduct penalty (2+5+10 minutes).

6. Time of play – 30:46. The major penalty (5 minutes) for fighting handed to Vityaz forward Andrei Posnov also remains in place.

7. Time of play – 55:21. With regard to Ak Bars forward Artyom Lukoyanov, the Committee decided that the major penalty (5 minutes) for fighting handed to him by the game officials will remain in place, but the game misconduct penalty (20 minutes) also received by the player is rescinded, as are any additional punishments the player would have incurred if this penalty had remained in place.

8. Time of play – 55:21. With regard to Vityaz forward Nick Tarnasky, the Committee upholds the minor (dirty play), major (aggressor in brawl) and automatic game misconduct penalty (2+5+20 minutes). The KHL rules call for harsher punishments when fighting breaks out in the last five minutes of a game (or in overtime), and for this reason the player is also disqualified for two games. The player is a repeat offender, and so a further ban of two games is imposed. Therefore, Nick Tarnasky is banned for four games in total.

9. Time of play – 55:45. The Committee also upholds Vityaz forward Kip Brennan’s punishment of a minor (fighting), major (aggressor in brawl) and automatic game misconduct penalty (2+5+20 minutes) and as the instigator of a brawl in the last five minutes of a game he also receives a ban of three games. The player is another repeat offender, and so incurs a ban of two more games. Therefore, Kip Brennan is banned for five games in total.

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The Disciplinary Committee also studied an episode from Thursday’s game in Saint Petersburg between SKA and Torpedo.

In the 59th minute, SKA defender Denis Grebeshkov received a major and automatic game misconduct penalty (5+20 minutes) for use of the stick to strike an opponent. Having studied the incident, the Committee decided to rescind the penalties imposed on the player.

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The Neftekhimik vs. Spartak game of the same day also came under the Disciplinary Committee’s scrutiny. In the 25th minute, Neftekhimik forward Yegor Milovzorov received a major and automatic game misconduct penalty (5+20 minutes) for a body check on an opponent against the boards. Having studied the incident, the Committee decided to rescind the penalties imposed on the player.

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