In the 35th minute of Thursday’s game between Atlant and Salavat Yulaev, home team defenseman Vitaly Novopashin was sent off for the remainder of the game for aiming a blow to the head of Ufa defenseman Kirill Koltsov. Having reviewed the incident, the KHL Disciplinary Committee upholds the referee’s decision to punish the foul with a major plus game misconduct penalty (5+20 minutes) for checking to the head and neck area, and has banned Vitaly Novopashin for one game.