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Blackhawks prospect Artur Kayumov punches KHL referee

The 2016 second-round draft pick tried to hype up the crowd afterward.

Blackhawks prospect Artur Kayumov will likely face a suspension by the KHL after delivering a hit to the head to an opposing player and punching a referee in the face Friday.

Kayumov, who is in his first full KHL season with Lokomotiv Yaroslavl, drove Jokerit defenseman Jesper Jensen into the boards. Jokerit’s Maki Tomi then went after Kayumov, who punched a referee that was trying to break up the scuffle.

Kayumov, 20, even tried to pump up the crowd as he was escorted off the ice by another referee.

The Blackhawks drafted Kayumov in the second round of the 2016 NHL draft with the pick from the Bryan Bickell and Teuvo Teravainen trade with the Hurricanes. Kayumov has four goals and seven assists in 34 KHL games this season.