The KHL Disciplinary Committee has reviewed an episode from the 5th minute of Tuesday’s game in Ufa, which resulted in Sibir goalie Alexander Salak receiving a minor penalty (2 minutes) for slashing during a tussle with Salavat Yulaev’s Evgeny Skachkov. Having studied the evidence, the Committee has upgraded the offense to one of illegal use of the stick during an altercation, which incurs a major plus game misconduct penalty (5+20 minutes).
The Committee also judged Salak guilty of kicking Skachkov, which went unnoticed by the officials but nonetheless demands a major plus game misconduct penalty. Alexander Salak is therefore banned for one game.
In the same game, Salavat Yulaev forward Denis Khlystov was given a major penalty for brawling with Sibir’s Maxim Ignatovich. This was Khlystov’s second five-minute penalty for fisticuffs of the current season, which means Khlystov receives an automatic one-game ban for repeat offending.
Thus, Salak and Khlystov are both suspended for Game 1 of the conference quarter-finals.