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Video: Sabres’ Kaleta forced from game after boarding incident

Jan 29, 2013, 8:42 PM EDT

The Buffalo Sabres have announced that forward Patrick Kaleta won’t return to action after getting nailed by Toronto’s Mike Brown in the first period of tonight’s game.

Kaleta suffered an upper-body injury on this hit with under three minutes to go in the opening frame (FF to :55)

Brown was slapped with a two-minute boarding minor for the hit and a five-minute fighting major for his subsequent scrap with Buffalo’s Mike Weber.

For sticking up for Kaleta, Weber was given an additional two-minute minor (instigator) and a 10-minute misconduct.

It remains unclear exactly what Kaleta injured on the play, though he immediately grabbed his face upon being hit, and left the ice with his right arm dangling.

  1. matthewmacisaac - Jan 29, 2013 at 9:02 PM

    Couldn’t happen to a bigger scumbag (unless you count Pittsburghs Cooke). I’ve seen Kaleta do the same thing to other players except when the other team sticks up for their guy Kaleta “turtles” like the wuss he is. This is just payback, call it Karma.

    • skillful999 - Jan 29, 2013 at 9:28 PM

      kaleta looks and sees brown coming and then turned his head to the boards.

    • bradkaz96 - Jan 30, 2013 at 8:35 AM

      While ill agree that Kaleta turtles alot, that still doesn’t mean he deserves to have his face crushed into the boards from behind. Karma? Are you serious?

      Kaleta might be a pest but thats what he gets paid to do, he gets under the other teams skin and makes them take undisiplined penalties. Its his job, lets be honest while he may be a really decent defensive forward hes not in the NHL because of his skill set. I cant recall Kaleta taking a cheap shot on anyone else off the top of my head, it may have happened but he certainly doesnt have a history of it.

      Karma, what an ignorant hockey fan…

  2. hockinj25 - Jan 29, 2013 at 9:15 PM

    See this is an appropriate time to fight, not after a clean hit (Stuart on Landeskog).

    • misterchainbluelightning - Jan 29, 2013 at 10:45 PM

      Ya they will just start waiting for the slow mo reply to make sure it was clean.


  3. sjsharks66 - Jan 29, 2013 at 9:19 PM

    Agreed! ^

  4. kgun80 - Jan 29, 2013 at 9:21 PM

    Jan 29, 2013, 9:02 PM EST
    Couldn’t happen to a bigger scumbag (unless you count Pittsburghs Cooke). I’ve seen Kaleta do the same thing to other players except when the other team sticks up for their guy Kaleta “turtles” like the wuss he is. This is just payback, call it Karma.

    Payback? for what?Actually most hits Kaleta makes are clean.. He just hits a lot and agitates other players. Truth is if he played for your team you’d love him, that’s how it is. I’m guessing ..but since you hate Cooke and Pat K your probably a Flyers fan so should you really be talking about dirty players and what they “deserve”?

    • buffaloboy81 - Jan 29, 2013 at 9:42 PM

      What are you talking about? Patrick always backs up what he does with a fight? And scumbag? What team do you like? I promise you I can name at least one player on each team that’s a goon? The only scumbag buffalo has had in the past 5 seasons is Andrew peters

  5. kgun80 - Jan 29, 2013 at 9:57 PM

    Oh another season of disappointment .. Thank God it’s only 48 games

  6. pensfan603 - Jan 29, 2013 at 10:06 PM

    Kaleta is atleast a good defensive Player Brown is just… nothing, i hope he never plays another game in the nhl.

    • bjbeliever - Jan 30, 2013 at 12:53 AM

      Anyone who thinks Brown is nothing just doesnt watch Leaf games. Brown plays balls to the wall every second he’s on the ice. He hits as hard as he can, skates as fast as he can and gives the rest of the team energy and an example to follow from the fourth line. Never seen him as a dirty player, gotta think its just an unfortunate hit.

  7. egodz51 - Jan 29, 2013 at 10:43 PM

    buffaloboy81 keep your stupid comments to yourself. It’s bandwagon sabre fans like you that give real fans a bad name.

    Kaleta is a dirty player, that’s his job…he’ll tell you that himself but he rarely backs it up, how many fights have you seen him in? he draws penalties and skates away.

    And you really think that Peters was a scumbag? Seriously man, Peters was a joke who could barely skate and couldn’t fight, total duster.

    Go put your miller jersey on and keep thinking they are gonna win the cup sometime soon…

    • rochockey11 - Jan 29, 2013 at 11:34 PM

      After reading your comment I don’t know what makes you qualified to call a comment stupid. Your ignorant comments surely are not giving anyone a good name.

      But Kaleta is an agitator, not an enforcer, there is a difference so his job isn’t to fight often. He will pick his spots and fight about 4 or 5 times a season so he will back it up in certain situations. He does walk that line and sometimes his hits are on the dirty side. There is no doubt he will turtle and try to goat other players into penalties.

      • rochockey11 - Jan 30, 2013 at 12:07 AM


  8. jasol20 - Jan 30, 2013 at 12:34 AM

    Is it just me or are instigators being handed out like candy this year? Sorry, but this is the perfect time for this fight. That was a cheap hit, and Weber stuck up for his teammate. That’s what fighting in hockey is for. Really getting tired of seeing 2, 5, and 10 for a perfectly legitimate fight. The only reasonable argument is that Weber skated the whole length of the ice to get there… Still unfortunate Weber had to sit for that long.

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