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Buffalo Sabres puke Patrick Kaleta has been suspended by the National Hockey League's department of Player Safety, pending a hearing for this dirty hit on Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Jack Johnson. Kaleta is a repeat offender, having been suspended a couple of times, so I expect him to get at least a 2-3 game suspension for this hit.
From the NHL.COM --- At 3:10 of the first period, Kaleta collided with Columbus defenseman Jack Johnson near the boards just inside the Buffalo zone. No penalty was assessed for that hit, but Kaleta received a fighting major after engaging with the Blue Jackets' Jared Boll after the hit. Johnson remained in the game.
The following grounds are being considered for supplemental discipline: illegal check to the head. However, the Department of Player Safety retains the right to make adjustments to the infraction upon review.
These are the kind of hits that are very dangerous, there's no excuse for these types of hits. Kaleta targeded Jack Johnson's head. This time, the hockey coded worked the way it's supposed to. I applaud Jared Boll for sticking up for his teammate. You have these "rats" like Kaleta that skate up and down the ice throwing these dangerous hits and then they don't want to fight. In my opinion, Kaleta got what was coming to him. You want to stop these types of hits in hockey? Make the suspensions for hits like this 10-games. If suspension can taper Matt Cooke's dirty hits a few stiff suspensions can curve the behaviors of the other "rats" in the NHL.
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The NHL announced Patrick Kaleta will have an in-person hearing on Tuesday for his hit on Jack Johnson Thursday night.
The Sabres play Chicago tonight and Minnesota Monday, so Kaleta will have missed (served) two games before the Tuesday hearing.
At one point an in-person hearing has meant a 5+ game suspension, but this year at least one requested in-person hearing resulted in...
This must be the quiet before the storm.
Friday came and went and the NHL didn't conduct its hearing with Buffalo Sabres right wing Patrick Kaleta.
The reason for the delay is that Kaleta will have an in-person hearing with the NHL Department of Player Safety on Tuesday for the contact that he made to the head of Columbus D-man jack Johnson in the first period of the Blue...
Buffalo Sabres right wing Patrick Kaleta will have a hearing with the NHL Department of Player Safety for an incident against the Columbus Blue Jackets last night.
Kaleta was offered the opportunity for an in-person hearing as required by provisions of the Collective Bargaining Agreement for any suspension that can exceed five games.
At 3:10 of the first period, Kaleta collided with Colu...
from John Vogl of the Buffalo News,
Will the fans put up with what they’re seeing? Will owner Terry Pegula? If so, for how long?
For a good chunk of the crowd in First Niagara Center, the answer was 40 minutes. There were rows and rows of empty seats as the third period began, the fans apparently deciding they had better ways to spend their time. The ones who stuck around...
Buffalo Sabres forward Patrick Kaleta has been suspended, pending a hearing, as the NHL’s Vice President of Hockey and Business Development and Director of Player Safety, Brendan Shanahan looks into Kaleta’s head hit on Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Jack Johnson during Thursday nights game at the First Niagara Center.
The hearing was originally scheduled for Friday, but has...
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Sabres D Mike Weber has had better games than the last Sabres games against the Blue Jackets.
Weber was on the ice for all four Columbus goals. He finished the forgettable game with a -4 rating. His D partner (at least for the first period) Tyler Myers, finished the game -3.
Sabres coach Ron Rolston has decided to scratch Weber for tonight's game in Chicago.
Thomas Vanek of the Buffalo Sabres went the And-1 route for this amazing goal against the Columbus Blue Jackets. In the first period Vanek adjusted to the pass and went between-the-legs to tip in this terrific goal.
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Buffalo Sabres forward Thomas Vanek didn’t want San Jose Sharks rookie Tomas Hertl to be the only one scoring between-the-legs goals. Vanek deflected the puck past Columbus Blue Jackets goalie Sergei Bobrovsky while his stick was between his legs. Personally, I think the most impressive part was the no look pass by his teammate Steve Ott with a Blue Jackets defender right on...
from Damien Cox of The Spin,
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