Found July 31, 2012 on Kukla's Korner:
PLAYERS: Patrick Kaleta
TEAMS: Buffalo Sabres
BUFFALO, N.Y. (July 31, 2012)—- Buffalo Sabres General Manager Darcy Regier today announced the team has agreed to terms with forward Patrick Kaleta on a new, multi-year contract. Kaleta (6’1”, 206 lbs., 6/8/86) led the team in 2011-12 with 116 PIM and led all forwards with 139 hits. Through 63 games played last season, Kaleta recorded 10 points (5+5).  A Buffalo native, Kaleta was drafted by the Sabres in the sixth round (176th overall) of the 2004 NHL Entry Draft. He made his first appearance with the team in the 2006-07 season and has since played in 267 games, tallying 50 points (26+24) and 434 PIM.

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