Automatic bans for Ryspayev and Malevich

13 January 2015, 16:40
The major penalty (5 minutes) handed out to Barys defenseman Damir Ryspayev for his third-minute brawl with Magnitogorsk’s Evgeny Timkin on Monday was the fourth of the current season for the Astana player, and as a result he receives an automatic one-game suspension for repeat offending. 

Meanwhile in Riga, Torpedo defenseman Vladimir Malevich also earned a one-game ban after picking up his second five-minute penalty of the season, thanks to the part he played in the mass brawl which broke out in the closing minutes of the game against Dinamo.