Former NHL goalie Kasimir Kaskisuo was suspended 5 video games by the Swedish Hockey League after throwing a water bottle and hitting a referee behind the top throughout a sport final week, his workforce introduced Friday.
Leksands IF confirmed that Kaskisuo was suspended 5 video games and fined the equal of $2,271 following the SHL’s Disciplinary Board listening to, which discovered that his actions in Thursday’s sport in opposition to HV71 violated the league’s guidelines of conduct.
The incident occurred instantly after the ultimate whistle of the 3-2 additional time loss. Videos on social media confirmed a pissed off Kaskisuo launching his water bottle at a referee.
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“All types of improper physique contact in opposition to a referee or different official have to be punished with sport misconduct on the ice (Rule 40.1) and reported to the disciplinary board. The footage exhibits that Kasimir Kaskisuo picks up his water bottle after the ultimate whistle and throws it on the referee, who is a long way away along with his again to Kasimir Kaskisuo,” the Disciplinary Board mentioned in its determination.
“The bottle additionally hits the referee’s head. Kaskisuo shall be punished for bodily abuse of officers and shall result in a suspension in accordance with the choice above. Kasimir Kaskisuo should additionally pay a high-quality within the quantity acknowledged within the determination.”
The SHL’s Disciplinary Board mentioned that Kaskisuo’s outburst met the next standards ensuing within the suspension: “The motion is totally deliberate, sensational and naturally inappropriate, even when the motion itself doesn’t contain a excessive threat of damage.”
Kaskisuo mentioned after the sport that he let his frustrations get the perfect of him and was “embarrassed” by his actions.
“After an apparent too many males on the ice and/or offside in the identical state of affairs, I let in a poor aim in an essential loss, and my feelings and frustration took over,” he mentioned by way of ScoutingtheRefs.com.
“As an athlete on the very best degree, I ought to deal with these items in one other approach. In this case I didn’t and for that I’m very sorry and really feel embarrassed about it. I apologize to the referee, my teammates, the group and the followers.”
Kaskisuo, 29, signed a two-way contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs in 2016 and made his NHL debut in 2019 in a sport in opposition to the Pittsburgh Penguins.
The Finnish hockey participant went on to signal a one-year, two-way contract with the Nashville Predators in 2020 earlier than signing a two-year contract with Leksands the next season.
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