We have video this morning of the Kirill Sviyazov hit on Maxim Pestushko that left the Dynamo Moscow forward and KHL points leader with a concussion and broken facial bones (the sequence begins at 0:20 in the clip above). My goodness. I have no idea how that was not penalized at the time.
Valery Kamensky and his colleagues on the KHL disciplinary committee were similarly puzzled, and today they handed down their verdict. The league has retroactively given Sviyazov 5 minutes and a game misconduct for checking to the head (the disciplinary committee has the power to amend referees' decisions), and suspended him for 10 games, the maximum allowable for that offence. Pestushko, meanwhile, is expected to miss 8 weeks. That game has turned into a costly one for Dynamo. In addition to Pestushko, they lost defensemen Dominik Graňák and Janne Jalasvaara to injury, Graňák for two weeks and Jalasvaara for six.
As for the referees who missed the call on Sviyazov, KHL Head of Officiating Alexander Polyakov said, ominously: "We will investigate."