The KHL Disciplinary Committee has investigated three episodes from Thursday’s games.
Ak Bars forward Alexander Svitov’s 46th-minute challenge on Metallurg Magnitogorsk defenseman Viktor Antipin went unpunished by the officials, but after studying the incident the Committee ruled the hit illegal (charging) and has imposed a match penalty (25 minutes + automatic one-game ban) plus an additional disqualification for one game. Alexander Svitov is therefore banned for two games.
The two other incidents occurred in Nizhny Novgorod, where Torpedo entertained Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk.
In the 51st minute, following a challenge by the boards on Neftekhimik forward Mikhail Anisin, home defenseman Vadim Khomitsky was sent off for causing injury by checking to the head or neck area,. The Committee has upheld the referee’s punishment of a major plus game misconduct penalty (5+20 minutes) and has disqualified Khomitsky for two games.
In the 59th minute, Torpedo forward Denis Parshin was also sent back to the dressing room after he expressed his frustration at a decision from linesman Stepan Korshak by grabbing the official by the arm. The Committee upheld the referee’s decision to impose a game misconduct penalty (20 minutes) for manhandling a official. The rules state that this offence incurs an additional automatic disqualification, and therefore Denis Parshin is banned for two games.