Larsen, Gelashvili banned for 1 game
The KHL Disciplinary Committee has investigated a number of incidents from Monday’s games in the Championship, and two players have been suspended as a result.
In Saint Petersburg, where SKA hosted Jokerit Helsinki, visiting defenseman Philip Larsen was sent to the locker room for slashing with a little over two minutes remaining before the final hooter.
The Committee supported the referee’s decision, but deemed the foul serious enough to merit additional disciplinary sanctions, and has therefore banned Philip Larsen for one game.
In the final minute of the game in Chelyabinsk between Traktor and Ugra Khanty-Mansiysk, visiting goaltender Georgy Gelashvili received a match penalty (25 minutes) for checking to the head or neck area.
After reviewing this episode, the Committee decided the offense was one of being the instigator in a brawl, and has downgraded the punishment to a major plus game misconduct penalty (5+20 minutes). However, as this is Gelashvili’s second 20-minute penalty of the current season, he earns an automatic one-game ban.