According to par. 20 of Art. 30 of the Disciplinary Regulations of the KHL, if a team won't appear in a scheduled match, it will be awarded a forfeit loss. HC Jokerit's refusal to play in the Gagarin Cup playoffs (as communicated by an official Feb 25, 2022, declaration) implies its non-appearance for the first-round playoff series against Spartak.
Due to Jokerit's four forfeit loss in the series, Spartak is declared the winner of the series and will then continue its play in the Western Conference's semifinals.
Other playoffs' first-round series will be played according to the schedule.