International Ice Hockey Federation

Czech player under review

Czech player under review

IIHF Disciplinary Panel looking at incident in Canada-Czech Republic game

Published 29.12.2013 15:42 GMT+1 | Author Adam Steiss
Czech player under review
MALMO, SWEDEN - DECEMBER 28: Canada's #17 Connor McDavid and Czech Republic's #27 Michal Plutnar battle for the puck during Preliminary Round action - 2014 IIHF World Junior Championship. (Photo by Francois Laplante/HHOF-IIHF Images)
The IIHF Disciplinary Panel is conducting an official review of an incident involving Czech defenceman #27 Michal Plutnar and linesman Eduard Metalnikov.

At the conclusion of the second period, Plutnar went after Canadian forward #17 Connor McDavid when McDavid shot the puck into the Czech goal after time expired. While trying to get to McDavid, Plutnar appeared to push Metalnikov to the ice as the linesman attempted to intercede between the two players. He was assessed a roughing penalty at the time.

The Disciplinary Panel will conduct a hearing with the player later today, with a decision on whether any further action will be taken to be announced tomorrow.




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