Following a request from the Refereeing Department, the KHL Disciplinary Committee has investigated an incident from the 4th minute of Tuesday’s match in Ufa between Salavat Yulaev and Spartak Moscow, in which Ufa defenseman Denis Bodrov (№33) was given a major plus game misconduct penalty (5+20 minutes) for elbowing.
After reviewing the episode, the Committee found Bodrov guilty of the more serious offense of injuring an opponent by checking to the head and neck area. The major plus game misconduct penalty remains in force, but the player also receives a fine and a two-game suspension. Moreover, as this was his second 20-minute penalty of the current season, he incurs an additional fine and an automatic one-game suspension for repeat offending.
As a result, Denis Bodrov is banned for three games.