Found October 11, 2013 on New York Sports-Kings:
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 been pushed back to Tuesday to an in-person meeting. As of now, Kaleta is out of this Saturday’s game in Chicago against the Blackhawks and Monday’s home game against the Minnesota Wild. According to, Kaleta could see at least a five game suspension. This marks Patrick Kaleta’s fourth suspension since 2009.   ( The last time Kaleta was suspended was March 4, after shoving New York Rangers center Brad Richards aggressively into the boards, in which Kaleta was fined more than $76, 000.     The post Sabres’ Kaleta Suspended appeared first on New York Sports Kings.

Patrick Kaleta suspended pending hearing for this bush league hit

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...

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