Exactly 34 minutes into Saturday’s match in Yaroslavl, Game 6 of the Western Conference semi-final series between Lokomotiv and CSKA, and shortly after Maxime Talbot had scored the series-winning goal for the home team, visiting defenseman Grigory Panin (№ 57) launched successive hits on Talbot and his Yaroslavl team-mate, Brandon Kozun. As a result, the referee awarded two major plus game misconduct penalties (each 5+20 minutes) for injuring an opponent by checking to the head and neck area.

After reviewing the incidents, the KHL Disciplinary Committee has imposed a two-game suspension on Panin for the foul on Talbot and a four-game suspension for the attack on Kozun.

As this was not the first time this season the player had earned a game misconduct penalty, he incurs an automatic one-game suspension for repeat offending. Furthermore, the regulations stipulate that he receives a second automatic one-game suspension for earning two 20-minute penalties in one match. He must also pay four separate fines for the above offenses.

In total, Grigory Panin is therefore banned for eight games.

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