Khimki general manager Pavel Astakhov has apologised and discarded the fine that he imposed on the players, coaches and team staff.

Astakhov summoned the players and coaches in a meeting held in the locker room, reportedly following a training session.

The general manager also apologised for the uproar caused and asked for as many victories as possible in the future.

Astakhov explained that there is pressure on him because of the team’s recent results and he stated that he fully trusts the team and the roster.