Damir Ryspayev

From Kazakhstan Encyclopedia

Template:Use dmy dates Template:Infobox ice hockey player Damir Muratuly Ryspayev (Template:Lang-kk; born 25 April 1995) a Kazakh professional ice hockey defenceman who plays for Nomad Astana. He formerly played for Barys Astana of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL).[1]

Brawl vs Kunlun Red Star

On 8 August 2016, during an exhibition game against Kunlun Red Star, Ryspayev started a brawl that caused the game to get cancelled after just three minutes.[2] The brawl began when Ryspayev punched Tomáš Marcinko as he was checking him, and escalated when Ryspayev decided to attack the other Red Star players, seemingly at random.[2] Eventually, after trying to attack players on the Red Star bench, Ryspayev was ejected from the game with the rest of the game getting cancelled.[2] He was suspended by the KHL for the remainder of the exhibition season and faced a hearing for further discipline.[2] On 18 August 2016 Ryspayev received a lifetime ban from the league, with a representative of the league's Council of Directors stating that the league could not allow its rules to be "systematically and grotesquely violated".[3]



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