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Patrick Kaleta

28-Year-Old Right Wing – Buffalo Sabres

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Kaleta was demoted to the AHL early in the season after a series of suspensions and a knack for dangerous play necessitated his temporary leave from the NHL. He was in the midst of cleaning up his act with four points in seven games with Rochester when an ACL injury ended hi...

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STATUS:  Injured Reserve    INJURY:  Face    EST. RETURN:  10/30/2014
SHOOTS: Right   HT: 6' 1"   WT: 206   DOB: 6/8/1986
BORN: Buffalo, New York   DRAFTED: 6th Rd, #176 Overall in 2004   Show ContractHide Contract

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Patrick Kaleta Contract Information:

Kaleta and the Sabres came to terms on a three-year, $3.8 million deal in July of 2012.

October 22, 2014  –  Patrick Kaleta News

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Although he is not ready for games yet, Kaleta has been practicing with the Sabres, WGR 550 Sports Radio reports.

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Patrick Kaleta NHL Stats
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Season Age League Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM SOG SH% GWG SHG TOI/G G A Pts TOI/G Hits BS
2006-07 20 7 0 2 2 3 21 6 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
2007-08 21 41 3 2 5 1 41 26 11.5 0 0 0 0 0
2008-09 22 51 4 5 9 1 89 35 11.4 0 0 8:55 0 0 0 0:03 137 27
2009-10 23 55 10 5 15 2 89 64 15.6 4 2 10:09 0 0 0 0:06 148 36
2010-11 24 NHL BUF 51 4 5 9 -4 78 65 6.2 0 1 10:11 0 0 0 0:08 126 33
2011-12 25 NHL BUF 63 5 5 10 -5 116 69 7.2 1 0 13:09 0 0 0 0:03 139 46
2012-13 26 NHL BUF 34 1 0 1 -4 67 34 2.9 0 0 10:48 0 0 0 0:05 86 34
2013-14 27 NHL BUF 5 0 0 0 -1 5 0 0.0 0 0 8:21 0 0 0 0:00 11 1
2013-14 27 AHL ROC 7 1 3 4 0 2 1 0

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Year Ice Time Power Play Ice Time
2012-13 10:48 0:05
2013-14 8:21 0:00

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Patrick Kaleta: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Kaleta will travel with the team to California for their four-game road trip, but is weeks away from returning, reports the Olean Times Herald.

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Kaleta (face) resumed skating this week, the Olean Times Herald reports.

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Kaleta (face) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday, Paul Hamilton of WGR Sports Radio 550 reports.

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Coach Ted Nolan said Kaleta (face) is expected to miss a month, Mike Harrington of the Buffalo News reports.

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Kaleta left Sunday's exhibition game with an injury and will not return.

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After being demoted to the AHL and suffering a season-ending ACL injury, Kaleta is ready to return to the lineup and says his focus has never been better, reports the Olean Times Herald.

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Kaleta (knee) has been cleared for full activities during training camp, John Vogl of the Buffalo News reports.

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Kaleta skated at the First Niagara Center for the first time since tearing his ACL back in November.

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Kaleta suffered a torn right ACL during Friday's game with AHL Rochester, Mike Harrington of the Buffalo News reports. He will miss the rest of the season.

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Kaleta, who has missed the last four games for AHL Rochester with a lower-body injury, is expected to return to action for the Amerks on Wednesday, The Buffalo News reports.

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Kaleta, currently playing for Buffalo's AHL affiliate in Rochester, is day-to-day with a lower-body injury, The Buffalo News reports. Rochester coach Chadd Cassidy hopes Kaleta can return to the Amerks lineup this weekend.

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Kaleta cleared waivers Sunday, TSN's Bob McKenzie reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014-15

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2013-14

Kaleta's one goal in 34 games last season was disappointing, even for a player known more for agitating than offense. His role has been diminished with the arrival of the more versatile Steve Ott, but Kaleta figures to be in the mix with two seasons remaining on his contract. In those 34 games last year, he put up 67 PIM, so there is some value there in leagues that are heavily weighted toward enforcers.

2012-13

Kaleta remains a fan favorite in Buffalo as an agitator and a local boy, and will be around long-term after signing a three-year contract extension over the summer. He'll split agitating duties with newcomer Steve Ott, and is worth considering in leagues that reward PIMs and hits, having racked up 116 peanlty minutes and 139 hits. Kaleta won't chip in too much offensively, as he has posted nine goals over 114 games the last two seasons, luckily, Buffalo has plenty of other players to score.

2011-12

Kaleta is not a "goon" so much as he's the Sabres' new version of Matthew Barnaby. Kaleta, who was born and raised in the suburbs of Buffalo, is a fan favorite, but his fierce style of play is a gigantic reason for all of the injuries Kaleta endures. He hasn't played in more than 55 games for Buffalo in any of the last three seasons, and without much discernible offensive talent, his physicality is the only thing keeping him in the NHL, so expect the injuries to pile up again for Kaleta as he recklessly throws his body around the ice. He is a decent source of penalty minutes and hits when he is healthy, however, finishing third with 126 of the latter category.

2010-11

Kaleta is a fan favorite because he grew up in Buffalo. The physical winger transitioned last year from an enforcer role to one where he could be considered a bit of an offensive threat on the fourth line in Buffalo. The 2010-11 campaign will show us if Kaleta's 10-goal season was an anomaly, or if that's what can be expected of him. With the way he plays, he's going to get his share of injuries, but a good season from Kaleta would be 60 to 65 games, 15 to 20 points, and 90-plus penalty minutes.

2009-10

Last season was a career high year for Kaleta who had 9 points and 89 PIMs in 51 games. Although he faces competition from younger talent, Kaleta will most likely be returning to his fourth line spot if not for his gritty style of play, for his hometown fan appeal. Needless to say, Kaleta’s high amount of PIMs doesn’t nearly compensate for his below average scoring and has fairly little fantasy value.

2008-09

Kaleta accumulated 41 penalty minutes in 40 NHL games last season. He's an enforcer that needles the other team but doesn't get into many fights. He could be a decent source of penalty minutes if he wins a full-time role this season.

2007-08

Kaleta is an enforcer that isn't likely to see much NHL time in 2007-08.