The KHL Disciplinary Committee has reviewed few episodes from the recent games.
On 14th of September in a game between Torpedo and Lokomotiv, during a pause in play in the 47th minute, the Torpedo forward Ruslan Zainullin collided with an opponent. The Committee found him guilty of spearing and has imposed a major plus game misconduct penalty (5+20 minutes).
In the 52nd minute Nizhny Novgorod defenseman Vladimir Malenkikh was dismissed for an illegal hit on Lokomotiv defenseman Mikhail Pashnin. The Committee upheld the officials’ punishment (5+20 minutes) for causing injury by checking to the head and neck area.
In the 59th minute of Monday’s Vityaz vs. CSKA game, Chekhov defenseman Igor Golovkov used his stick to strike Moscow forward Oleg Kvasha. The Disciplinary Committee found Golovkov guilty of spearing and imposed a major plus game misconduct penalty (5+20 minutes).
In the 38th minute of Monday’s game in Donetsk between Donbass and Metallurg Novokuznetsk, the hosts’ defenseman Oskars Bartulis was handed a major plus game misconduct penalty (5+20 minutes) for checking to the head and neck area. After reviewing the incident, the Disciplinary Committee ruled that the original punishment should remain in place.