Nizhny Novgorod (17:00)
The KHL Disciplinary Committee has investigated two incidents from Saturday’s games in the Championship.
In the 15th minute of the match in Khabarovsk between Amur and Metallurg Novokuznetsk, home defenseman Vladimir Malevich was sent to the locker room for causing injury by checking to the head and neck area.
After reviewing the episode, the Committee supported the referee’s decision to punish the foul with a major plus game misconduct penalty (5+20 minutes), for which Malevich receives a fine and a one-game suspension.
The second man on the weekend’s list of bad boys was not a player, but Dinamo Riga head coach Craig Woodcroft. The Canadian specialist received a game misconduct penalty (20 minutes) for abuse of match officials and unsporting behavior at the end of the Riga men’s match at Slovan Bratislava, and has been fined by the League as a result.