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Kaleta out of hospital, no timetable for return

Jan 30, 2013, 5:40 PM EDT

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Sabres forward Patrick Kaleta was released from Buffalo hospital today after being hit hard from behind by Toronto’s Mike Brown in the first period of Tuesday’s game at the First Niagara Center.

Kaleta, 26, will not travel to Boston for Thursday’s game against the Bruins, according to the Buffalo News.

There’s no timetable set for his return.

Brown was given a minor penalty for boarding on the play, but he won’t face a disciplinary hearing for the hit.

After the game, Sabres coach Lindy Ruff said Kaleta was taken to the hospital for precautionary reasons.

“It’s a neck injury,” said Ruff. “He was X-rayed here and they took a precaution. They took him for some further tests.”

  1. danbroadus - Jan 30, 2013 at 6:31 PM

    Brown was aiming to smoke him on the side and Kaleta turned at the last second. Ruff even admitted that the hit wasn’t dirty. Kaleta is a rat and he deserved that hit, but hopefully he wasn’t concussed or injured.

    • zetaone - Jan 30, 2013 at 7:32 PM

      He did what he does best: get the opposition to take penalties against him. Unfortunately for him, he got burned this time.

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