The KHL Disciplinary Committee has reviewed two incidents from the weekend’s games in the Championship.
In the 31st minute of the game in Cherepovets between Severstal and Atlant, home team forward Pakhrudin Gimbatov was sent to the locker room for aiming a blow to the head of Atlant forward Ilya Kablukov. The Committee supports the referee’s decision to punish Gimbatov with a major plus game misconduct penalty (5+20 minutes) for injuring an opponent by checking to the head and neck area, and has handed the player an additional two-game ban.
The Committee also upholds the 49th-minute major plus game misconduct penalty (5+20 minutes) for checking to the head and neck area given to Admiral forward Evgeny Grachyov after a hit by the boards on Kazan defenseman Stepan Zakharchuk during the Vladivostok team’s road game at Ak Bars. Grachyov also receives a two-game disqualification.