PATRICK KALETA NEWS

. @SabresStats: Setting The Tone

Remember when the Sabres started the 2006-07 season with 10 straight victories?  They outscored their opponents 49-23 in those 10 games.  They never looked back and rode that momentum all the way to the Presidents Cup.  That was a different team and a different time.  Only Drew Stafford and Patrick Kaleta (who only played 7 games that year) remain from that team. Last year...
Via Buffalo Wins
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Sabres forward Patrick Kaleta out one month

The Sabres practiced for nearly two hours today in First Niagara Center, taking only about a 10-minute break between sessions. They still have more than 30 players on the roster so the long workout was required for players to get in their necessary reps but coach Ted Nolan said players will be shipped out, either to junior or Rochester, in the next day or so. Two players who won...
Via Pro Sports Daily
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Patrick Kaleta reformed; looking to make Sabres again

From Hometown Hockey: There once was a time where Patrick Kaleta was one of the most beloved players wearing the blue and gold of the Buffalo Sabres. With his high energy, agitating style, it was hard not to like him. He was a hometown kid without a ton of talent skating his butt off each […] The post Patrick Kaleta reformed; looking to make Sabres again appeared first on Two Pad Stack.
Via Two Pad Stack
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Sabres lose Kaleta for season with torn ACL: report

Buffalo Sabres right wing Patrick Kaleta, who had been playing with the team's American Hockey League affiliate in Rochester, reportedly is out for the remainder of the season with a torn ACL. The Buffalo News reported the news Saturday. Kaleta, 27, was injured Friday when the Rochester Americans played the Lake Erie Monsters. Kaleta crashed into Lake Erie goalie Calvin Pickard...
Via Pro Sports Daily
December 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Kaleta Was About To Be Recalled By The Sabres Until He Tore His ACL

from the CP at TSN, Patrick Kaleta won't be returning to the NHL this season after all. The Buffalo Sabres announced on Saturday that the forward, currently with the AHL's Rochester Americans, would be out for the season with a torn ACL. The injury occurred during Rochester's Friday evening game with the Lake Erie Monsters when he crashed into Lake Erie goalie...
Via Kukla's Korner
November 30, 2013  |  Discuss

New Sabres Coach Ted Nolan Says John Scott Will Play, Open to Idea of Bringing Back Patrick Kaleta

The Buffalo Sabres made some big changes Wednesday morning, when they overhauled the face of their franchise by firing general manager Darcy Regier and head coach Ron Rolston. Those two were replaced by Pat LaFontaine (in a new president of hockey operations title) and interim head coach Ted Nolan. As if it wasn’t obvious, the pair said at their introductory press conference that...
Via NESN.com
November 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Sabres waive Kaleta amid suspension

After Buffalo's John Scott delivered a brutal hit to the head of Boston's Loui Eriksson recently, earning a seven-game suspension , some critics started calling for more accountability from organizations for the players they employ. It would seem that the Sabres were listening. Patrick Kaleta was placed on waivers by Buffalo on Saturday in the midst of serving a 10-game...
Via Fox Sports
November 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Sabres waive Patrick Kaleta to "save his career" or something

Patrick Kaleta, noted waste of space and recent recipient of the Matt Cooke "Hey, Bro, I can help you change" award, has been waived by the Buffalo Sabres. You may remember that Kaleta was given a 10-game suspension for this hit on Jack Johnson. If you look up "head shot" on Wikipedia, I'm fairly sure that there's a screen grab of the hit as an...
Via Puck Drunk Love
November 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Kaleta placed on waivers by Sabres

Buffalo Sabres general manager Darcy Regier announced Saturday that forward Patrick Kaleta has been placed on waivers, according to the team's Twitter account. The announcement comes as Kaleta was scheduled to return to the Sabres lineup after serving a 10-game suspension for a hit to the head of Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Jack Johnson on Oct. 10. The 10-game ban marked...
Via Pro Sports Daily
November 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Sabres place Kaleta on waivers

The Buffalo Sabres have placed right wing Patrick Kaleta on waivers. Kaleta was eligible to return to the Sabres lineup after serving a 10-game suspension for a high hit on Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Jack Johnson on Oct. 10. During his suspension, Kaleta had expressed a desire to change a playing style that's found him suspended or fined six times in his career, including...
Via AP on Fox
November 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Sabres Place Kaleta on Waivers

The Buffalo Sabres have announced that they are placing right winger Patrick Kaleta on waivers. Kaleta is just coming off of a 10-game suspension, after a hit on Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Jack Johnson back on October 10. The Sabres are giving Kaleta the chance to change his game or find a new place to go. It is obvious that the team is none to pleased with Kaleta’s consistent...
Via New York Sports-Kings
November 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Sabres place Patrick Kaleta on waivers

Just as his 10-game suspension comes to an end, controversial Sabres forward Patrick Kaleta has been placed on waivers. If he clears he will be sent down to the franchise’s AHL affiliate Rochester Americans. Buffalo Sabres general manager Darcy Regier’s…Read more →The post Sabres place Patrick Kaleta on waivers appeared first on The Hockey Daily.
Via The Hockey Daily
November 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Patrick Kaleta Placed on Waivers, Sabres GM Says He Must ‘Change His Game’ to Stay in NHL

After the John Scott-Loui Eriksson incident, some critics started calling for more accountability from organizations for the players they employ. It would seem that the Buffalo Sabres were listening. Patrick Kaleta has been placed on waivers by the team Saturday, Elliotte Friedman reports. Kaleta was in the midst of serving a 10-game suspension from a hit to the head delivered...
Via NESN.com
November 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Sabres place Patrick Kaleta on waivers, hope he'll 'change his game'

Is this the end for Patrick Kaleta? The Buffalo Sabres announced they've placed the forward on waivers just as his 10-game suspension for a high hit on Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Jack Johnson ended. The likelihood of Kaleta being claimed is awfully slim (try to hold back, Flyers), meaning one of the NHL's most reviled players will likely be plying his trade in the American...
Via Pro Sports Daily
November 02, 2013  |  Discuss

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

Patrick Kaleta used his suspension time to get a nose job

"You should get your nose fixed, dude." "I'm waiting for the right time, stupid." When Patrick Kaleta returns from his 10-game suspension, he's going to have the look of a slightly different player. No, not because the suspension has forced him to change his ways, although it might have -- we'll just have to wait and see. Rather, Kaleta will have...
Via Pro Sports Daily
October 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Patrick Kaleta's 10-game suspension upheld by Gary Bettman

Sabres forward Patrick Kaleta's appeal of his 10-game suspension was denied by NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman on Thursday. Kaleta was given a 10-game suspension for contact to the head of Blue Jackets defenseman Jack Johnson last week. The penalty was on the stiff side since Kaleta was a repeat offender. Not agreeing with the suspension length Kaleta and the NHLPA appealed Brendan...
Via Pro Sports Daily
October 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Sabres' Kaleta to have suspension appeal heard on Monday in NYC

Buffalo Sabres forward Patrick Kaleta will have his suspension appeal heard Monday afternoon. Kaleta will meet with NHL commissioner Gary Bettman in person in New York City at 2:00pm et. The Sabres' agitator received a 10-game suspension on October 15th for an incident during an October 10th game against the New York Rangers when he hit Rangers forward Rick Nash with a check...
Via Pro Sports Daily
October 21, 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 RW 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

Steve Ott Questions Suspension Length For Kaleta

from Mike Harrington of the Buffalo Post, Patrick Kaleta has appealed his 10-game suspension and the Sabres are waiting to hear when his appeal process will be heard. Tonight's game against Vancouver will already be his fourth one out of the lineup. Fellow Sabres agitator Steve Ott said the issue he's had with Brendan Shanahan's ruling is that Columbus defenseman...
Via Kukla's Korner
October 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Matt Cooke offers to help Patrick Kaleta change his ways

Patrick Kaleta was recently given a 10-game suspension from the NHL's Department of Player Safety after a hit to the head of Columbus' Jack Johnson. Though Kaleta is appealing the decision, it's clear that the repeat offender has made his mark on the NHL and the league is trying to send a message. That message boils down to change your ways or be prepared to pay the...
Via Puck Drunk Love
October 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Kaleta Will Appeal His Suspension

Patrick Kaleta, after conferring with his agent and the NHLPA, will be appealing his 10-game suspension. — Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) October 16, 2013 Good, maybe someone will award him 20 games! added 3:58pm, You see, there is a chance he could get more...   Bottom line: Arbitrator looks at NHL's ruling and evidence, then makes fresh ruling. Could...
Via Kukla's Korner
October 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Patrick Kaleta nailed with 10-game suspension by NHL

Buffalo Sabres bully Patrick Kaleta on Tuesday received a strong message from the NHL by giving him a 10 game suspension for his ‘check to the head’ of Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Jack Johnson. As seen on video by Brendan Shanahan and the NHL, the claims that Kaleta took what is termed as “an improper angle” causing his shoulder to make direct contact to Jack Johnson’s...
Via Sports Injury Alert
October 16, 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
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