The KHL Disciplinary Committee has investigated the incident which saw Vityaz forward Mario Kempe sent to the locker room for illegal use of the knee in a challenge on Sibir forward Sergei Shumakov, a mere two seconds before the end of Friday’s game in Moscow Region. 

Having studied the episode, the Committee supports the referee’s decision to award a major plus game misconduct penalty (5+20 minutes) for causing injury to an opponent by kneeing. Furthermore, the Committee decided that Mario Kempe must serve a two-game suspension for the foul.

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