Following a request from the Refereeing Department, the KHL Disciplinary Committee has investigated two episodes from Thursday’s match in Zagreb between Medvescak and Lokomotiv Yaroslavl, and three players have been suspended as a result.
In the 15th minute, Medvescak defenseman Thomas Larkin (№27) was handed a major plus game misconduct penalty (5+20 minutes) for slashing. After studying the incident, the Committee upheld the referee’s decision. Consequently, the penalty remains in force, and Larkin has been fined and suspended for one game.
The Committee then turned its attention to the conflict which broke out in the 56th minute, and an incident by the Lokomotiv goal which passed unnoticed by the match officials. After scrutinizing the video footage, the Committee found Medvescak defenseman Lukas Kozak (№6) guilty of kicking, for which he receives a major plus game misconduct penalty (5+20 minutes), a fine, and a one-game suspension.
In the same episode, Medvescak defenseman Blake Parlett (№7) was given a misconduct penalty (20 minutes) for unsporting and abusive behavior toward a match official. The Committee supported the referee’s decision and ruled that Parlett must pay a fine and serve a two-match suspension.
As this is the player’s third 20-minute penalty of the current season, he incurs a separate fine and an automatic one-game ban for repeat offending.
Blake Parlett is therefore suspended for three games in total.