Yabo’s punishment reduced

17 February 2012, 10:39

The KHL Disciplinary Committee has studied an episode which took place in the 11th minute of Wednesday’s game between Vityaz and Spartak, involving an illegal hit by the Chekhov forward Jeremy Yablonski on the visitors’ forward Yegor Mikhailov.

Yablonski was originally handed a major plus game misconduct penalty (5+20 minutes) for causing injury in a challenge on a player not in possession of the puck, but having scrutinized the incident, the Committee decided to downgrade the punishment to a minor penalty (2 minutes) for interference.

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