ZURICH – The IIHF Disciplinary Committee is reviewing a report that was received on 21st October 2008, which outlines that player Matt Murley, 28, (home IIHF member national association USA Hockey) has played without a valid IIHF International Transfer Card (ITC) for the Russian club Amur Khabarovsk.
The IIHF Disciplinary Committee has informed the Ice Hockey Federation of Russia, the Hockey Club Amur Khabarovsk and the player, Matt Murley, that the committee has opened an investigation with regards to this matter.
Amur Khabarovsk is participating in the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) of Russia, which is under the jurisdiction of the Ice Hockey Federation of Russia (FHR).
The Ice Hockey Federation of Russia, the Hockey Club Amur Khabarovsk and the player Matt Murley are alleged to have violated article 1.4 of International Transfer Regulations.
According to the IIHF Bylaw 210 the case has been submitted to the IIHF Disciplinary Committee.
According to official KHL statistical information, Matt Murley played three games (on October 17, 18 and 20) in the KHL with Amur without an ITC by the date at which the report was submitted to the IIHF Disciplinary Committee.
The parties involved in this case are invited in accordance with article 3.2 of the Disciplinary Regulations to submit written comments to the IIHF within 15 days from the date of the communication (October 23, 2008). Should the parties fail to respond within this period, the Disciplinary Committee will make a decision on the basis of available facts.