|Assets:||Works very hard. Likes to antagonize the opposition and is also an occasional combatant. Provides energy and grit to any lineup. Owns a decent two-way game.|
|Flaws:||Doesn't possess high-end skills, so he'll never be confused with a talented top-six forward at the NHL level. Must also show greater consistency and discipline.|
|Career Potential:||Agitating energy winger.|
|4/26/2013||Missed the last 3 regular season games (hand injury).|
|4/22/2013||Hand injury, day-to-day.|
|3/17/2013||Missed 5 games (suspended by nhl).|
|3/04/2013||Suspended by the NHL for 5 games.|
|2/09/2013||Missed 5 games (neck injury).|
|2/05/2013||Neck injury, injured reserve.|
|1/31/2013||Neck injury, sidelined indefinitely.|
|7/31/2012||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the Buffalo Sabres to a three-year contract.|
|3/27/2012||Missed 3 games (upper body injury).|
|3/21/2012||Upper body injury, day-to-day.|
|12/22/2011||Missed 8 games (groin).|
|12/09/2011||Groin, injured reserve.|
|12/02/2011||Missed 4 games (lower body injury).|
|11/23/2011||Lower body injury, day-to-day.|
|11/21/2011||Fined $2,500 by the NHL.|
|11/12/2011||Missed 4 games (suspended by nhl).|
|11/03/2011||Suspended by the NHL for four games.|
|4/26/2011||Missed the last playoff game (hand injury).|
|4/09/2011||Missed 16 games (knee injury).|
|3/29/2011||Knee injury, sidelined indefinitely.|
|3/08/2011||Knee injury, day-to-day.|
|2/16/2011||Missed 1 game (hand injury).|
|2/15/2011||Hand injury, day-to-day.|
|2/13/2011||Missed 6 games (broken left hand).|
|2/08/2011||Broken left hand, day-to-day.|
|1/23/2011||Broken left hand, injured reserve.|
|1/18/2011||Missed 7 games (upper body injury).|
|1/01/2011||Upper body injury, day-to-day.|
|11/19/2010||Missed 1 game (upper body injury).|
|11/17/2010||Upper body injury, day-to-day.|
|7/21/2010||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the Buffalo Sabres to a one-year contract.|
|4/11/2010||Missed 8 games (thumb injury).|
|3/27/2010||Thumb injury, day-to-day.|
|3/02/2010||Missed 6 games (foot injury).|
|2/02/2010||Foot injury, day-to-day.|
|1/14/2010||Missed 6 games (leg injury).|
|12/29/2009||Leg injury, day-to-day.|
|12/27/2009||Missed 3 games (neck injury).|
|12/21/2009||Neck injury, day-to-day.|
|12/19/2009||Missed 1 game (head injury).|
|12/18/2009||Head injury, day-to-day.|
|11/28/2009||Suspended by the NHL for two games.|
|11/04/2009||Missed 1 game (flu).|
|7/15/2009||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the Buffalo Sabres to a one-year contract.|
|4/12/2009||Missed the last 4 games of the regular season (head injury).|
|4/06/2009||Head injury, day-to-day.|
|1/31/2009||Missed 17 games (head injury).|
|12/20/2008||Head injury, sidelined indefinitely.|
|12/17/2008||Missed 7 games (head and neck).|
|12/01/2008||Head and neck, sidelined indefinitely.|
|1/28/2008||Recalled from Rochester (AHL).|
|1/25/2008||Assigned to Rochester (AHL).|
|1/08/2008||Recalled from Rochester (AHL).|
|9/25/2007||Assigned to Rochester (AHL).|
|5/02/2007||Recalled from Rochester (AHL).|
|3/12/2007||Assigned to Rochester (AHL).|
|2/21/2007||Recalled from Rochester (AHL).|
|9/22/2006||Assigned to Rochester (AHL).|
|6/05/2006||Signed by the Buffalo Sabres to a multi-year contract.|
|9/19/2005||Returned to his junior team (Peterborough-OHL).|
|6/27/2004||Drafted by the Buffalo Sabres in the 6th round (176th overall) in 2004.|
Kaleta (hand) isn't expected to play Monday | 04/22/2013 6:34 PM
NewsPatrick Kaleta will not play on Monday due to a hand injury.
ImpactKaleta sustained the ailment while blocking a shot on Friday. It remains to be seen if he'll return before the season ends.
Patrick Kaleta nets first goal of 2013 | 04/07/2013 10:58 PM
NewsPatrick Kaleta scored his first goal of the season in Buffalo's 3-2 shootout win Sunday.
ImpactSteve Ott also scored a goal in the Sabres' victory. Cody Hodgson, Jochen Hecht, and Nathan Gerbe each registered an assist for Buffalo.
Kaleta, Miller set to move on from mini spat | 03/20/2013 10:04 AM
NewsPatrick Kaleta and Ryan Miller patched up any lingering differences Tuesday.
Impact"He's like my brother, one of my best friends on the team," Kaleta said after Tuesday's morning skate. "Some things were misunderstood there but we're family. Our season hasn't gone the way we wanted it to go and everyone knows that. Our job is to come together as a team and go out there and battle." Miller said that Kaleta "needs to just grow up" after he complained about being a healthy scratch. However, the emotional and outspoken goaltender sees the error of his ways and he said, "We're going to try to move on from that." Ironically, Kaleta was back in the lineup for Tuesday night's game against Montreal while Miller watched the bench as Jhonas Enroth's backup.
Patrick Kaleta still suspended | 03/10/2013 10:47 AM
NewsPatrick Kaleta will be serving the second of a five-game suspension Sunday.
Official website of the Buffalo Sabres
ImpactThe Sabres super pest was suspended for his hit on Brad Richards a week ago. Although he had 116 penalty minutes in 2011-12, Kaleta doesn't do enough offensively to be fantasy relevant.
NHL hands Kaleta a five-game ban for boarding | 03/04/2013 7:21 PM
NewsPatrick Kaleta has been suspended for five games for boarding New York Rangers forward Brad Richards.
ImpactThe incident occurred at the 3:28 mark of the third period Sunday and Kaleta received a major penalty and a game misconduct. He got a harsher suspension because he is considered a repeat offender under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement.
Kaleta will have disciplinary hearing Monday | 03/04/2013 10:41 AM
NewsPatrick Kaleta will have a hearing with the NHL's Department of Player Safety on Monday afternoon after he hit Brad Richards, of the New York Rangers, from behind Sunday night.
ImpactKaleta received a five-minute major and a game misconduct on the play.
Patrick Kaleta back in lineup Saturday | 02/10/2013 12:01 PM
NewsPatrick Kaleta was back in the lineup Saturday after missing five games with a neck injury.
Official website of the Buffalo Sabres
ImpactKaleta got injured following a nasty hit-from-behind by Toronto's Mike Brown on January 29."We've had discussions, and I'll have another one with him today. In his case, he can't put himself in that position," coach Ruff said. "I still think there's a little bit of the onus on the player that's attacking, but there's an onus on the player that's gonna receive that hit too. Especially in Patty's case, to not put your head in that position."
Kaleta cleared for game action | 02/09/2013 10:36 AM
NewsPatrick Kaleta has been cleared for game action and he is expected to be in the Buffalo lineup for Saturday's contest against the Islanders.
ImpactKaleta had been nursing a neck injury he sustained nine days ago after absorbing a punishing hit from Toronto's Mike Brown. If you need the Sabres' super pest, feel free to activate him.
Patrick Kaleta (neck) feels ready to return | 02/07/2013 8:38 AM
NewsPatrick Kaleta (neck) feels ready to step back into the lineup, but he may not be cleared to play until at least the weekend.
ImpactHe returned to practice on Wednesday after being injured on Jan. 29 against Toronto.
Patrick Kaleta (neck) is making progress | 02/06/2013 11:12 AM
NewsPatrick Kaleta (neck) skated on his own Tuesday back in Buffalo.
Impact"Patrick had a full skate, went really through a full warm-up, so that's great for him," coach Lindy Ruff said. "He's on the road to recovery." Kaleta suffered a neck injury on Jan. 29 against Toronto.
Patrick Kaleta might start skating Tuesday | 02/04/2013 3:25 PM
NewsPatrick Kaleta (neck) might be able to skate on Tuesday.
ImpactKaleta was hospitalized after absorbing a hit from Toronto's Mike Brown on Jan. 29. The fact that he might skate soon is an obvious sign of progress, but there's still no known timetable for his return.
Patrick Kaleta has no timetable for return | 01/30/2013 6:56 PM
NewsPatrick Kaleta (neck) stayed overnight at Buffalo General Hospital, but he has since been released.
ImpactHe did not travel with his teammates to Boston for Thursday night's game and he's not expected to face the Bruins. He has had a history of neck issues and right now there is no timetable for his return.
Kaleta leaves game to have neck examined | 01/30/2013 11:32 AM
NewsPatrick Kaleta suffered a neck injury during the first period of Tuesday's loss to Toronto and was taken to the hospital as a precaution.
ImpactThe Buffalo shift disturber turned his back as Leafs forward Mike Brown finished his check and was sent tumbling into the boards. "It's not a blatant run of a guy from behind," said coach Lindy Ruff. "He's had the neck issues in the past. ... We want to make sure that there's nothing there."
|3/17/2013||Buf||Wsh||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||Did not dress|
|Goals||1||vs. NJ||Apr 7||1|
|Assists||0||34 times-last:vs. NYR||last:Apr 19||2|
|Points||1||vs. NJ||Apr 7||2|
|Penalty Minutes||16||at Tor||Jan 21||17|
|Plus/Minus||1||2 times-last:vs. NJ||last:Apr 7||2|
|Power Play Goals||0||34 times-last:vs. NYR||last:Apr 19||0|
|Power Play Points||0||34 times-last:vs. NYR||last:Apr 19||0|
|Shorthanded Goals||0||34 times-last:vs. NYR||last:Apr 19||0|
|Shorthanded Points||0||34 times-last:vs. NYR||last:Apr 19||0|
|Shots||4||vs. NJ||Apr 7||5|
|Assists||5||4 times-last: 2011-12 (Buf)|
|Penalty Minutes||116||2011-12 (Buf)|
|Shorthanded Goals||2||2009-10 (Buf)|
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