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Brule Suspended In The AHL, Playing In The NHL

from Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal,

Gilbert Brule is out on parole.

The Edmonton Oilers farmhand was slapped with a four-game American Hockey League suspension for a hit from behind on Lowell defenceman Matthew Corrente on Wednesday, but he’ll be able to play tonight against the San Jose Sharks after his call-up from the AHL’s Springfield Falcons.

Suspensions from the AHL don’t necessarily travel to the NHL, so Brule will play his first Oilers game, likely on the fourth line, after he was summoned Friday when Sam Gagner came down with concussion-like symptoms after taking an elbow in the head in a Dallas Stars’ game Wednesday.

“It’s up to the league whether they will allow a player to play if he has a suspension somewhere else,” said Oilers assistant GM Rick Olczyk, indicating it’s a case-by-case basis.

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