In the 37th minute of Saturday's match in Moscow between Dynamo and Spartak, there was a collision in front of the Spartak goal between an advancing Dynamo forward, Alexei Tereshchenko, and Spartak goaltender Nikita Bespalov. The latter then appeared to strike Tereshchenko a glancing blow with his gloved hand. The match officials saw nothing illegal in the tussle, but after reviewing all the evidence, the Committee noted that such actions constituted checking to the head and neck area (as set down in Rule 540c, point 7: “A goalkeeper who uses his blocker glove to strike an opponent in the head, neck or face area,”). As a result, Bespalov receives a major plus game misconduct penalty (5+20 minutes), a fine, and a one-game suspension.

The second incident took place in the 18th minute of Sunday's match in Omsk between Avangard and Slovan Bratislava, when visiting defenseman Simon Despres was given a major plus game misconduct penalty (5+20 minutes) for slashing. After studying the episode, the Committee supported the referee's decision. Consequently, Despres also receives a fine and a one-game suspension.

Richard Delacy,
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