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Bettman to hear Kaleta appeal at 2 p.m. ET

Oct 21, 2013, 10:12 AM EST

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Buffalo Sabres forward Patrick Kaleta will fight his 10-game suspension today in New York City.

TSN’s Darren Dreger reports NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman will hear Kaleta’s appeal of the ban at 2 p.m. ET today.

Kaleta was suspended for his hit to the head of Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Jack Johnson during the Sabres 4-1 loss to the Jackets on October 12. Johnson was uninjured on the play.

Since being suspended, Kaleta has missed five games as it is. Buffalo is 1-4-0 with him out of the lineup and host the Boston Bruins on Wednesday night (8 p.m. ET on NBCSN).

  1. freneticgarfieldfan - Oct 21, 2013 at 10:47 AM

    I certainly hope for a stiff increase of the number of games he’s suspended

  2. sabatimus - Oct 21, 2013 at 11:06 AM

    You’re goin’ down, Patrick.

  3. pxland - Oct 21, 2013 at 12:04 PM

    “Buffalo is 1-4-0 with him out of the linep”

    Which is an improvement from before, when he was in the lineup.

  4. beermeone - Oct 21, 2013 at 1:28 PM

    Will be reduced to maybe six games.

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