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Andrei Kostitsyn suspended one game at 2014 Ice Hockey World Championship

Forward Andrei Kostitsyn will miss Belarus’ next game of the 2014 Ice Hockey World Championship against Kazakhstan scheduled for May 11th.

With just 5:38 left in the opening game of the tournament against Team USA, Kostitsyn approached U.S. player Kevin Donovan from behind and delivered a two-handed cross-check to the head and neck area. Kostitsyn was assessed a two-minute penalty for cross-checking on the play.

However, that wouldn’t be the only punishment Kostistyn received aside from his team dropping the opening game by a disappointing score of 6-1 to the Americans. The Disciplinary Panel reviewed his cross-check and had a hearing with Kostitsyn immediately following the game. The panel determined that Kostitsyn’s action was not only careless but also endangered the safety of Kevin Donovan and gave a one-game suspension to the Belarusian forward.

Igor Burdetskiy

Igor Burdetskiy

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