In the 55th minute of Thursday’s match in Nizhny Novgorod between Torpedo and Vityaz of Moscow Region, visiting defenseman Evgeny Katichev picked up a major plus game misconduct penalty (5+20 minutes) for injuring an opponent by checking to the head and neck area.

After studying all the evidence relating to the incident, the KHL Disciplinary Committee supported the referee's decision. As a result, Katichev has been fined and suspended for one game.

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