This time, Anthony Peluso was the one receiving the invitation instead of handing it out. Regardless, he wasn’t about to refuse.

The Winnipeg Jets right-winger not only accepted the fight, Peluso ended up with a decisive victory, leaving New Jersey Devils tough guy Krys Barch with blood coming from the cut above his left eye on Sunday night.

Peluso had gone more than two months without a fight in a game, but showed no signs of rust.

“On my first shift, I got asked to go. I’m not going to ever say no, really. I’m always a gamer,” said Peluso, who dropped the gloves just 1:57 into the Jets 4-2 win over the Devils. “It happens in games. I just wanted to spark the boys. It was our third game in four nights. I just wanted to pump them up.

“I’m pretty sure everybody has been waiting for it in the room. It was nice to get the first one under my belt.”

The Jets close out a five-game road trip on Tuesday at Madison Square Garden against the New York Rangers.

Peluso was claimed off waivers from the St. Louis Blues on Jan. 16 and joined the team with the title as the toughest guy in the American Hockey League.

“It’s like starting all over again. I have to make a reputation for myself,” said Peluso. “Obviously, it’s not like starting from scratch, because the AHL is a tough league. There’s no doubt about it.”