In the 52nd minue of Tuesday’s game in Nizhny Novgorod between Torpedo and Metallurg Magnitogorsk, visiting forward Denis Platonov was sent to the locker room for using his elbow to strike the face of home forward Daniil Zharkov. Having studied the incident and the resultant injury sustained by Zharkov, the KHL Disciplinary Committee has upheld the referee’s decision to punish Platonov with a major plus game misconduct penalty (5+20 minutes) for injuring an opponent by checking to the head and neck area, and has suspended the Metallurg man for one game.

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