The KHL Disciplinary Committee gathered yesterday to review a number of episodes which took place during Tuesday's games in the Championship, and consequently, four players have been given one-game or two-game suspensions.
In the 13th minute of the match in Khabarovsk between Amur and Ak Bars Kazan, home team defenseman Denis Kuzmin received a major plus game misconduct penalty (5+20 minutes) for slashing. The Committee upheld the referee's decision, and ruled that Kuzmin be fined and disqualified for one game.
In the 25th minute of the same match, Kuzmin's team-mate and fellow defenseman, Maxim Kondratyev, was punished with a major plus game misconduct penalty (5+20 minutes) for causing injury by checking to the head and neck area. The Committee supported the match officials' decision, and for this offense Kondratyev has been fined and disqualified for two games.
In the 36th minute of the match in Yaroslavl between Lokomotiv and Severstal Cherepovets, home team defenseman Alexander Yelesin earned a minor, major and game misconduct penalty (2+5+20 minutes) for roughing and causing injury by checking to the head or neck area. The Committee upheld the decision, and noted that it was the player's second 20-minute penalty of the current season, following a similar incident in a match against CSKA. In accordance with the rules regarding repeat offending, Yelesin incurs a fine and an automatic two-game suspension.
In the 11th minute of the match in Saint Petersburg between SKA and Dinamo Riga, visiting forward Edgars Kulda was handed a major plus game misconduct penalty (5+20 minutes) for kneeing and injuring an opponent. Once again, the Committee ruled that the referee's decision was correct, and as a result, Kulda has been fined and disqualified for one game.