During Monday’s game in Khabarovsk between Amur and Vityaz, the Moscow Region team’s forward Alexander Korolyuk was handed a major plus game misconduct penalty (5+20 minutes) for kicking. The KHL Disciplinary Committee studied the episode and found no evidence of any violation of the rules, and as a result has overturned the decision and canceled Korolyuk’s penalty.
The Committee also examined two incidents from Sunday’s game in Nizhny Novgorod between Torpedo and Spartak.
In the 48th minute, Torpedo forward Vladimir Galuzin received a match penalty for physically intimidating the referee. The Regulations state that any player guilty of this offense is subject to an additional ban of up to five games, and after scrutinizing the episode the Committee has suspended Galuzin for two games.
In the 57th minute, Spartak forward Nikita Shchitov used his knee to strike the knee of the hosts’ forward Matt Ellison, injuring the Torpedo player in the process. The Disciplinary Committee has upheld the major plus game misconduct penalty (5+20 minutes) imposed by the referee. Any player sent off for elbowing or kneeing is also liable to be banned for up to five games. In this instance, the Committee has suspended Shchitov for three games.