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Kaleta out two weeks after thumb surgery

Mar 29, 2010, 6:33 PM EDT

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Kaleta.jpgWell, if Patrick Kaleta did throw himself into the boards — as Mike
Fisher alleges — it came with a hefty price.

The Buffalo Sabres
winger will miss at least two weeks after having surgery on his thumb
today, reports the Buffalo Sabres (via their Twitter feed).

It’s
a tough break for the Sabres, but it most likely puts to rest any
thoughts that Kaleta intentionally took a dive while being ‘shoved in
the back’ by Mike Fisher. Still, I’m not certain it was anything more
than Kaleta just losing an edge and ending up awkwardly falling into the
boards.

Once again, and I’ll say this every time these injuries
come up: when will the NHL learn that no-touch icing is just as
effective at protecting the players as knee jerk rule changes?

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