Santala tackled Pelicans Mikko Kousaa ugly just 12 seconds before the third period's end, when the situation was located in lahti, in favor 5-0. Kousa hurt himself in the situation.
Santala got a situation in a 5-minute penalty for the knee hit and the game penalty, which the League's disciplinary committee has continued a five-game ban.
– disciplinary delegation has heard Santala statement and looked at the situation regarding videos. Video recordings of the tasks according to the observations of his own on the defensive end panel in place, the Kousa hit the puck to hall at the same time, when Santala is approaching this. After this, the Kousa is seeking to get the tackle out of the way, which Santala react by extending your strong right knee forward and in addition by lifting the right elbow up. After this, Santala tackle Kousaa forward kuroteta on his knee. Santala upper arm level elevated to the elbow does not hit Kousaan, disciplinary delegation of opinion multiplied.
– disciplinary delegation noted that santala of the tackle need to rule 153 referred to the knee tackle. In addition, disciplinary delegation noted that Santala elbow raised towards the opponent's head to rule 124 iii 3 -in accordance with the head check point id of the mark, even if the elbow hit not Kousaan.
disciplinary delegation will justify a punishment also seems that the Kousa does not make the situation any mistake. The responsibility is alone Santala. It keeps the act also intentional.
– in This case, the knee hit does not cause Kousan last-minute swerve on, but alone Santala knee kurottamisesta forward.
Santala is suspended for HIFK in the next five playoff-match time. If the game ban is not suffered during the current period, so the remainder of the game ban his Santala suffers represent the club in the next League matches.
HIFK and Pelicans between the middle one of the arja continues today in Helsinki.