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 and did not return.
''It's a neck injury,'' Buffalo coach Lindy Ruff said in the postgame press conference. ''He was X-rayed here and they took a precaution. They took him for some further tests. I have no update.''
Kaleta was sent home and will not travel to Boston for the game against the Bruins Thursday.