The KHL Disciplinary Committee has investigated two incidents from the weekend's playoff matches, and two players must serve disqualifications as a result.

In the 15th minute of Sunday’s match in Yaroslavl between Lokomotiv and Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod, visiting team defenseman Stepan Zakharchuk (№ 32) was given a major plus game misconduct penalty (5+20 minutes) for causing injury to an opponent by checking to the head and neck area. After studying the incident, the Committee supported the referee's decision and ruled that the player must pay a fine and serve a three-game ban.

As this was not the first time this season that Zakharchuk has earned a 5+20-minute penalty, he incurs an additional fine and a further two-game disqualification for repeat offending. Stepan Zakharchuk is therefore suspended for 5 games in total.

The second incident under scrutiny occurred in the sixth minute of Sunday's game in Moscow between CSKA and Spartak. The match officials saw nothing untoward, but after reviewing the evidence, the Committee judged CSKA defenseman Artyom Blazhiyevsky (№ 88) guilty of injuring an opponent by checking to the head and neck area, and consequently, he receives a fine and a two-game suspension.

Richard Delacy,
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