PATRICK KALETA RUMORS

Sabres Put Kaleta On Waivers

BUFFALO, N.Y. (November 2, 2013) --- Buffalo Sabres general manager Darcy Regier today announced that forward Patrick Kaleta has been placed on waivers. “This was a move we thought was necessary to help Pat change his game and preserve his career in this league,” Regier said. “We believe in Pat as a person and we hope he will continue his career in our organization and, if...
Via Kukla's Korner
November 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Kaleta appeals 10-game suspension

Buffalo Sabres forward Patrick Kaleta is appealing a 10-game suspension the NHL issued for an illegal check to the head of Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Jack Johnson last week. The appeal was filed Wednesday evening by the NHL Players' Association on the player's behalf. The league hasn't yet announced when the appeal will be heard. If the suspension is upheld, Kaleta...
Via AP on Fox
October 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Sabres' Kaleta suspended 10 games

Patrick Kaleta received a stiff suspension from the NHL today. (Chris O’Meara/The Associated Press) Buffalo Sabres forward Patrick Kaleta was suspended for two games over the weekend while waiting for a hearing with the NHL Department of Player Safety. Today, Kaleta had that hearing, and the league gave Kaleta a 10-game suspension for the hit. During the Sabres’ matchup with...
Via Around The Rink
October 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Why Ryan Miller calling out Patrick Kaleta is a good thing

You may recall Buffalo Sabres noted dirty play guy Patrick Kaleta got suspended for five games for nearly breaking Mike Richards' neck against the boards. Upon his return from suspension, interim Sabres coach Ron Rolston benched Kaleta, as an extension of his punishment, presumably to send a point. I guess it kind of worked, because Kaleta was upset. Not necessarily remorseful...
Via Puck Drunk Love
March 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Patrick Kaleta is the symptom of a greater disease

The hockey world took to bashing Patrick Kaleta with a hint of glee after his reckless, dangerous hit on Brad Richards in the first tilt of 2013 between the Buffalo Sabres and the New York Rangers. They said what you’d normally expect when a player of Kaleta’s reputation does anything dumb. Get him out of the game, he’s useless, etc. He’s become the new WORST PLAYER EVER...
Via The Sports Blitz
March 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Kaleta has phone hearing, no more than five-game suspension

Katie Strang is reporting that Patrick Kaleta will have a phone hearing with The Shanna-no-ban. Per league rules, a phone hearing indicates that Kaleta will receive no more than five games if he is to be suspended at all. Kaleta’s hearing is about this dirty hit: Tweet
Via Blue Seat Blogs
March 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Sabres agree to re-sign Kaleta

Patrick Kaleta cashed in on his pesky role with the Buffalo Sabres by agreeing to a three-year, $3.825 million contract with the team on Tuesday. A person familiar with the contract provided the terms of the deal to The Associated Press shortly after the Sabres announced the agreement had been reached on Tuesday. Kaleta is set to make $1.275 million each season, according to the...
Via AP on Fox
July 31, 2012  |  Discuss

Sabres agree to re-sign Kaleta to multiyear deal

The Buffalo Sabres have agreed to re-sign gritty forward Patrick Kaleta to a multiyear contract. Kaleta was a restricted free agent, whose rights were retained by the Sabres in June when they extended him a qualifying offer. From nearby Angola, N.Y., Kaleta has played four full seasons with the Sabres after being selected by Buffalo in the sixth round of the 2004 draft. He had...
Via AP on Fox
July 31, 2012  |  Discuss

Kevin Freiheit: Kaleta on his way out?

Last June, I wrote an article about Patrick Kaleta and how there may not be room for him on the roster. (You can read it here - "Is Kaleta's future in Buffalo in jeopardy?") Looking back at that post, I ask that same question again, but this time, I think Kaleta is more at risk for losing his spot. This is what I had to say about Kaleta last year: "In...
Via HockeyBuzz
July 08, 2012  |  Discuss

A Day in the Life of Patrick Kaleta

Patrick Kaleta is a notorious coward and turtle. The guy wouldn't fight someone face to face or try to fight someone his own size if you gave him a million dollars. If you told him to hit someone like Chara or Thornton and then not run away and he'd end world hunger, he'd still run. He just doesn't have an ounce of respect, bravery or courage in him.He is a talentless...
Via Days of Y'Orr
November 03, 2011  |  Discuss
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