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Patrick Kaleta | Winger

Team: Buffalo Sabres
Age / DOB:  (28) / 6/8/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 198
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Patrick Kaleta will tag in for Drew Stafford on Thursday night, who was unable to make it to Carolina after leaving for the birth of his first child.
Kaleta has two assists, 21 penalty minutes and 28 hits in 15 games this season. Jan 8 - 7:04 PM

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Patrick Kaleta should be able to play Wednesday after he suffered a lower-body injury on Monday night.

It was initially feared that he may have hurt his surgically repaired right knee when he slid into the boards feet-first. Kaleta has two assists, 21 penalty minutes and 28 hits in 15 games this season.
Wed, Dec 31, 2014 08:23:00 AM

Patrick Kaleta (lower body) took part in Tuesday's practice.

Kaleta was the victim of a scary collision into the end boards on Monday, but he was feeling better Tuesday. It wouldn't be surprising to see him play in Wednesday's contest.
Tue, Dec 30, 2014 01:54:00 PM

Patrick Kaleta exited Monday's game against Ottawa in the third period with a lower-body injury.

However, he may be available Wednesday night when the Sabres host the Tampa Bay Lightning. Kaleta headed off with 16:01 left after he slid feet-first into the boards.
Tue, Dec 30, 2014 08:36:00 AM

After missing the weekend pair of games due to illness, Patrick Kaleta will return to the Sabres' lineup Tuesday night against the Red Wings

He's expected to lineup on the fourth line to the right of Johan Larsson and Tim Schaller. The Sabres have been decimated by injury and illness of late and Coach Nolan had some advice, "You just have to look at it as an opportunity to do something special with a short bench."
Tue, Dec 23, 2014 07:13:00 PM

Patrick Kaleta was scratched Sunday night against Boston due to illness, according to Coach Nolan. He did not travel with the team.

He also left Saturday's tilt against Colorado with an undisclosed injury after playing just 4:43. It doesn't seem like the truculent forward will be out for long, but will need some rest.
Sun, Dec 21, 2014 07:30:00 PM

Patrick Kaleta was injured during Saturday's tilt with the Avalanche, and will not return.

The type and severity of the injury is not yet known. He played just 4:43 with two hits before exiting.
Sat, Dec 20, 2014 08:27:00 PM

Patrick Kaleta suffered more cuts when he was checked from behind into the end boards by Winnipeg's Adam Lowry on Wednesday.

He was able to return to the game. Kaleta was wearing a full face shield in the match after he suffered multiple facial fractures in the preseason. It's been a rough year for the pesky winger.
Thu, Nov 27, 2014 10:06:00 AM

Patrick Kaleta will be back in uniform for the Sabres on Wednesday against Winnipeg.

"I'm just excited to play my first home game in a long time," said the Angola native, who hasn't played at home since Oct. 10, 2013. "Just to play at home for me is special, for obvious reasons. It means a lot to me just to be able to play a game for Buffalo and in Buffalo. We could sit here and talk about that for about an hour, but you guys don’t know how much it means to me just to be able to put on the jersey." Kaleta, who may play at center, has skated in just one games this year.
Wed, Nov 26, 2014 03:57:00 PM

Patrick Kaleta and Andre Benoit will be healthy scrateches against Washington on Saturday night.

Kaleta has suited up just once this season, whereas Benoit, who's suited up 14 tiems, is a minus-12 on the season. So it's no surprise that they're still in the stands.
Sat, Nov 22, 2014 06:51:00 PM

Patrick Kaleta didn't practice Thursday because he was still stranded in his Hamburg home.

He was snowed in for Tuesday night's against San Jose. The Sabres had their Friday game versus the New York Rangers postponed, so Kaleta will have an extra day to try to dig himself out and get ready to travel with the team Washington for Saturday's match-up.
Fri, Nov 21, 2014 07:54:00 AM

Patrick Kaleta will miss Tuesday's game for snow-related reasons.

That's not something you hear very often, but Buffalo is dealing with a sizable snowstorm. Kaleta isn't able to get to the Sabres' contest as a result.
Tue, Nov 18, 2014 05:13:00 PM

Patrick Kaleta was activated from the IL on Thursday November 13.

He played an NHL contest for the first time since Oct. 10, 2013. Kaleta suffered a torn ACL last season after he was demoted to the minors, but he competed hard at training camp to get back on Buffalo's roster. He took a puck to the face in the preseason, which kept him on the shelf to start the 2014-15 campaign. Kaleta had two penalty minutes and a minus-2 rating in 8:06 of ice time in the Sabres' 6-3 loss to Minnesota.
Fri, Nov 14, 2014 02:53:00 AM

Patrick Kaleta is expected to be back in the lineup for Buffalo on Thursday night.

Coach Ted Nolan confirmed after practice Wednesday that Kaleta would be getting back into the lineup after he was hurt in the preseason when a puck hit him in the face. It's unclear who he'll replace, but it could be Nicolas Deslauriers.
Thu, Nov 13, 2014 10:02:00 AM

Patrick Kaleta (face) is still waiting for clearance to resume playing.

"I just try to stay positive. I need to be positive to be a good teammate," Kaleta said. "I'm upset that I can't play, but I have to help out however I can." He has been practicing with full contact and is itching to make his season debut. Kaleta has been sidelined since the preseason when he blocked a shot with his face.
Wed, Nov 5, 2014 08:20:00 AM

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RW1Drew Stafford
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