In the 5th minute of Sunday’s game in Moscow Region between Vityaz and Jokerit Helsinki, home defenseman Igor Golovkov was sent to the locker room for slashing visiting forward Tim Kennedy. 

After studying the incident, the KHL Disciplinary Committee upheld the referee’s decision to punish the foul with a major plus game misconduct penalty (5+20 minutes), and as this was Igor Golovkov’s second 20-minute penalty of the current season, he receives an automatic one-game suspension for repeat offending.

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