Nikita Filatov knocked down by Darcy Verot (Photo © boeboda.ru)
NHL Blue Jackets forward Nikita Filatov, playing on a loan basis for CSKA of the KHL, was knocked down by Darcy Verot of Vityaz Chekhov in Monday’s game between Vityaz and CSKA.
After the famous bench-clearing fight Vityaz, a team having an enormous for the KHL amount of tough guys, didn’t fight at all. There were rumors that players were told not to fight in order to calm down fans. The KHL even warned Vityaz to exclude the team from the league in case of another cancelled game.
The peace didn’t last long as on Monday Darcy Verot knocked down youngster Nikita Filatov with a cheap shot to the head and got a game misconduct.
Here is the video of Verot’s cheap shot on Filatov: