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KHL quashes Yablonski’s season-long ban

Published time: January 23, 2012 17:50
Edited time: January 23, 2012 21:50
Jeremy Yablonski "playing" a KHL game (RIA Novosti / Vladimir Pesnya)

Jeremy Yablonski "playing" a KHL game (RIA Novosti / Vladimir Pesnya)

KHL Bad Boy defender Jeremy Yablonski of Vityaz, who was suspended until the end of the season back in November 2011, has been pardoned by the league.

The hot-headed Canadian saw his appeal satisfied after serving out a 15-game ban.

Yablonski was handed the heavy penalty after staging a brutal fight in a November match against Traktor, which was only one of many brawls he initiated since arriving in the KHL before the start of the 2011-12 season.

The avid mixed martial artist should now be available for Sunday's game at champions Salavat Yulaev, as struggling Vityaz look to end an eight-game losing streak.

Vityaz coach Andrey Nazarov promises to arrange a hero’s return for Yablonski as the Canadian is said to appear in the starting line-up.

Vityaz are currently struggling in the KHL, sitting at the bottom of the league table.