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Owen Sound's Wilson suspended 15 games for ankle-breaking slew foot

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TORONTO - Owen Sound Attack forward Garrett Wilson was suspended 15 games by the Ontario Hockey League on Saturday for breaking an opponent's ankle with a slew foot.

The incident occurred midway through the second period of a 7-6 win over the Kitchener Rangers on Oct. 10.

Playing a puck at centre-ice, Rangers defenceman Dan Kelly was slew-footed by Wilson and fell awkwardly into the boards, breaking his right ankle.

In reviewing video of the incident, OHL commissioner David Branch said he didn't believe Wilson intended to injure Kelly, but added, "we are of the opinion that the actions of player Wilson resulted in a serious leg injury to player Dan Kelly.

"The act of slew-footing is an action that we must eliminate from our game for the benefit and safety of all players."

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