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Jormakka suffers concussion

Jormakka suffers concussion

Three disciplinary cases opened

Published 12.05.2014 12:27 GMT+3 | Author Martin Merk
Jormakka suffers concussion
Finnish forward Pekka Jormakka was taken to hospital after being hit to the head by Vadim Shipachyov in the game on Sunday night. Photo: Andre Ringuette / HHOF-IIHF Images
Finnish forward Pekka Jormakka suffered a concussion after being hit to the head by Russia’s Vadim Shipachyov in last night’s game.

Following the incidence Jormakka was unconsciousness for four minutes before he could be taken off the ice and to hospital. Considering the circumstances Jormakka was lucky. According to the Finnish Ice Hockey Association the examinations didn’t show any serious bone, muscle or brain injury but a “mild concussion”. The player’s recovery will be monitored on a daily basis and whether he will be able to play at the 2014 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship remains open at this stage.

A disciplinary proceeding was initiated and the IIHF Disciplinary Panel for the 2014 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship will held a hearing today.

Other disciplinary cases following yesterday’s games were opened against Kazakh forward Fyodor Polishuk for an incident involving Belarus’ Sergei Kostitsyn and against Danish forward Mads Christensen for an incidence with a referee.

Warning issued against Christensen

Christensen confronted a referee with his stick, who then grabbed the stick in defence. The hearing with Christensen was already held in the morning. The Panel determined that although Christensen’s action was not in violation of rule 550f (1), he did violate the official’s personal space and verbally abused him. The Panel issued a verbal warning and no further disciplinary action is warranted. Christensen was cautioned that this type of behaviour by a player is unacceptable.


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