In the 59th minute of Wednesday’s game in Ufa between Salavat Yulaev and Metallurg Magnitogorsk, visiting defenseman Vladimir.Malenkikh aimed a blow to the head of Dmitry Makarov, injuring the Ufa forward in the process. Malenkikh received a minor plus misconduct penalty (2+10 minutes) for checking to the head and neck area. 

Following a request by the Refereeing Department, the KHL Disciplinary Committee studied the incident and as a result has found the player guilty of the more serious offense of injuring an opponent by checking to the head and neck area. The Committee has therefore replaced Malenkikh’s minor plus misconduct penalty with a major plus game misconduct penalty (5+20 minutes) and a one-game suspension.

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