Originally posted on Puck Daddy  |  Last updated 11/3/11
Patrick Kaleta of the Buffalo Sabres is no stranger to NHL supplemental discipline, but on Thursday he got his first taste of punishment under the rule of Brendan Shanahan. For his head-butt of Jakub Voracek in Wednesday night's loss to the Philadelphia Flyers, Kaleta will sit for the next four games. From the NHL: Under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, and based on his average annual salary, Kaleta will forfeit $19,621.64. The money goes to the Players' Emergency Assistance Fund. The incident occurred at 4:58 of the first period. Kaleta will miss games Nov. 4 vs. Calgary, Nov. 5 at Ottawa, Nov. 8 vs. Winnipeg and Nov. 11 vs. Ottawa. He will be eligible to return Nov. 12 at Boston. This wasn't Kaleta's first time dishing out a head-butt, as we noted this morning. In his video explanation, Shanahan points out one other instance last season of a Kaleta head-butt on Tobi Enstrom of the then-Atlanta Thrashers; one that, as far as can tell, went unpunished. Here's Shanahan's
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