|AHL goes along with ban of suspended Flyers forward Boulerice|
|Written by Admin|
|Monday, 22 October 2007 11:59|
Boulerice was suspended 25 games by the NHL on Oct. 12 for striking Vancouver's Ryan Kesler across the face with his stick, the longest single-season ban in league history.
In 1998, Boulerice was suspended for one year by the Ontario Hockey League for violent stick-swinging. He went to the AHL the following season and was ruled ineligible until mid-November.
``In determining his eligibility date, it was taken into account that this is the second time in his career that Mr. Boulerice has been assigned to the AHL while under a lengthy suspension in another league,'' league president David Andrews said.
Boulerice's eligibility does not affect the terms of his NHL suspension.