AHL rules on eligibility of Barons’ Pelss

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. … The American Hockey League today announced that Oklahoma City Barons left wing Kristians Pelss has been ruled ineligible to play in the AHL until Jan. 11, 2013.

Pelss was suspended by the ECHL for 21 games as a result of a slashing incident during a game on Dec. 1.

Per the American Hockey League’s by-laws, a player who is under suspension in another league or organization who seeks to play in the AHL while under that suspension will have the relevant disciplinary matter independently reviewed by the President of the American Hockey League, who may in his discretion deem the player ineligible.

Pelss will be eligible to play for Oklahoma City beginning with their game on Jan. 11 vs. Charlotte.