The The KHL Disciplinary Committee has investigated two incidents from Saturday's games in the Championship, and two players have been disqualified as a result.
Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod versus SKA Saint Petersburg
Game time: 05.02
The first episode under scrutiny was the foul by SKA defenseman Maxim Chudinov, for which the player received a major plus game misconduct penalty (5+20 minutes) for causing injury by checking to the head and neck area. After reviewing the incident, the Committee upheld the referee's decision, and has punished Chudinov with a fine and a one-game suspension.
Spartak Moscow versus Dinamo Minsk
Game time: 03.17
The Committee then examined the incident which led to Minsk forward Artur Gavrus receiving a minor penalty (2 minutes) for interference. After studying the episode, the Committee decided to upgrade the foul to one of interference, causing injury to an opponent. Consequently, the minor penalty has replaced by a major plus game misconduct penalty (5+20 minutes), and Gavrus must pay a fine and serve a two-game suspension.