No instigator and he'd be a punching bag for Brashear. Part of why I hate the penalty. Kuba has zippy fighting skills. He plays cheap (or at least he plays without discipline) against Ovechkin twice and there are no repricussions.
He slows in the neutral zone and dishes to Ovi...not necessarily a bad play...but then he stands up and watches as Ovi beats one bolt and when ovi dishes to where kozlov should have been he isn't there because he's standing around watching.