The KHL Disciplinary Committee has had one of its busiest ever mornings as it renewed investigations into a number of incidents from Friday’s games in the Championship. Two players have received one-game suspensions as a result. In the 39th minute of the game in Podolsk between Vityaz and Ak Bars Kazan, Mario Kempe was sent to the locker room following a hit on visiting forward Alexander Svitov. The Committee upheld the referee’s decision to impose a major plus game misconduct penalty (5+20 minutes) for illegal use of the knee. As Kempe had been penalized for a similar offense earlier this season, he incurs an automatic suspension of one game for repeat offending.