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04-14-2011, 10:52 AM
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"61.1 Slashing - Slashing is the act of a player swinging his stick at an opponent, whether contact is made or not. Non-aggressive stick contact to the pant or front of the shin pads, should not be penalized as slashing. Any forceful or powerful chop with the stick on an opponent’s body, the opponent’s stick, or on or near the opponent’s hands that, in the judgment of the Referee, is not an attempt to play the puck, shall be penalized as slashing."

I don't think incidental or accidental contact like this counts when it comes to slashing. It's written in the rules as a "forceful or powerful chop" that is not an attempt to play the puck. It just looked like a really awkward situation all around, not penalty-worthy. Good non-call.

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