The KHL Disciplinary Committee has reviewed a number of incidents from Saturday's match in Moscow between CSKA and Lokomotiv Yaroslavl, and two players have received short bans as a result.
Game time: 00:06
The Committee studied the collision between Lokomotiv defenseman Alexander Yelesin and home team forward Sergei Andronov, which occurred a mere six seconds after the opening face-off. The match officials saw nothing amiss in the episode, but the Committee judged the Lokomotiv man guilty of causing injury by checking to the head and neck area. Consequently, Alexander Yelesin receives a major plus game misconduct penalty (5+20 minutes), a fine, and a two-game suspension.
Game time: 25:26
Sergei Andronov himself was later called for checking to the head and neck area, for which the referee awarded a minor plus major plus misconduct penalty (2+5+10 minutes). This was the player's third 10-minute penalty of the season, following his two misconduct penalties in the match against Severstal on the 5th of October, and incurs an automatic fine and one-match suspension for re-offending. The CSKA captain is therefore disqualified from tonight's Army Men derby at home to SKA Saint Petersburg.