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A look at the 21-game slash

See the video of what got Kristians Pelss of Stockton a 21-game suspension from the ECHL for hitting Bakersfield's Olivier Dame-Malka in the face with his stick during a game Dec. 1.

Video of vicious slash

Ask and you shall receive.

Here is a clip -- well, as much as possible -- of what got Kristians Pelss of Stockton a 21-game suspension from the ECHL for hitting Bakersfield's Olivier Dame-Malka in the face with his stick during a game Dec. 1.

Watch No. 20 in white. He'll go into the corner. And you can at least see the lead up to the hit.

Speaking of video, what is going on up in Kalamazo? Click here and here.

Justin A. Cohn, pro sports coordinator for The Journal Gazette, has been covering the Fort Wayne Komets since 1997. His reporting includes game stories from home and away, features about the players and personalities associated with the Komets, plus coverage of issues affecting hockey at all levels. A native of Bloomfield Hills, Mich., Cohn graduated from Emory University in Atlanta. He can be reached at 260-461-8429 or by email at jcohn@jg.net.

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