Yesterday we reported about the brawl that took place in the KHL during a regular season game between Jaromir Jagr's(notes) Avangard Omsk and Vityaz Chekhov. The game was suspended after 3 minutes 39 seconds played in the first period. Most of the players received game misconduct penalties and there were simply not enough skaters to continue playing. It is a very rare occasion in hockey and was the first such instance in the history of Russian hockey.
The KHL disciplinary committee met for seven hours on Sunday to study the incident and to come up with adequate punishment. After the meeting was over, Vityaz Chekhov was found to be the instigator and was punished severely. It was established as a fact that during pre-game warm-ups Vityaz's Darcy Verot(notes) intentionally shot a puck at Avangard's Lasse Kukkonen(notes). Right after that happened, Alexander Svitov(notes) decided to stand up for his teammate and some pushing and shoving and word exchanges occurred. Team coaches managed toRead More »from KHL hands out fines, suspensions for brawl; Jagr reacts