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Buffalo Sabres forward Patrick Kaleta was taken to the hospital for tests after absorbing a hit late in the first period against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Tuesday night.
Kaleta, who has had a history of head and neck problems, was boarded by Toronto's Mike Brown, who was assessed a penalty for the play. Kaleta skated off awkwardly with 2:26 left in the period and did not return.
''It's a neck injury,'' Buffalo coach Lindy Ruff said after the 4-3 overtime loss. ''He was X-rayed here and they took a precaution. They took him for some further tests. I have no update.''
The NHL has made hits from behind a point of emphasis in recent years, but Ruff didn't feel Brown's hit was dirty.
''I thought he was sideways,'' Ruff said. ''Some of the obligation is on the player (being hit). He wasn't defenseless. It's a tough area. It wasn't a blatant (example of) run a guy from behind.''
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Sabres forward Patrick Kaleta was released from the hospital Wednesday, after absorbing a hard hit late in the first period of Buffalo's 4-3 loss to the Maple Leafs Tuesday in Toronto.
Kaleta, who has a history of head and neck problems, was boarded by Toronto's Mike Brown, who was assessed a minor penalty for the play. Kaleta skated off awkwardly with 2:26 left in the period...
Buffalo Sabres winger Patrick Kaleta was released from the hospital Wednesday after being held overnight for observation, but he did not travel with the team for Thursday's game against the Boston Bruins, the Buffalo News reported. Coach Lindy Ruff told the News that Kaleta was hospitalized because of a neck injury sustained after taking a hit from behind from Toronto'...
The good news is that the Sabres have announced that winger Pat Kaleta had been released from hospital. he will not be playing in Boston on Thursday night.
The bad news is that Leafs winger Mike Brown wasnt held accountable for the hit that should have been avoided.
Late in the first period of an evenly played 1-1 game, Leafs numb skull, Mike Brown, wasted Patrick Kaleta from...
via John Vogl of the Buffalo News,
Sabres right wing Patrick Kaleta didn’t get to see the wild ending. He was taken to the hospital for precautionary tests after suffering a neck injury in the first period.
Kaleta made a pass along the boards and turned his back as Mike Brown barreled in. The Toronto forward followed through his hit and was assessed a boarding penalty...
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