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Posts Tagged Patrick Kaleta
The NHL has suspended Buffalo Sabres Patrick Kaleta for five games for boarding New York Rangers center Brad Richards.
Five games was the maximum Kaleta could receive with the phone hearing.
Richards returned to the game. Kaleta is a repeat offender, he has been suspended twice during his career.
- Nick Kypreos via twitter: Sabres Patrick Kaleta will have a phone hearing at 3:00 PM for his cross-check on Rangers Brad Richards. It will be 5 games or less.
- How many games do you think Kaleta will get? How many games do you think Kaleta should get?
Sharks Brad Stuart’s hit on Avalanche Gabriel Landeskog. Landeskog returned to the game, but hasn’t played since.
Maple Leafs Mike Brown on Sabres Patrick Kaleta. Keleta has a neck injury and hasn’t returned.
Kings Jarrett Stoll’s hit on Ducks defenseman Cam Fowler.
Injury notes: Niskanen, Joensuu, Burns, Lack, Kaleta, Callahan and Brown … Sceviour to AHL … Danis to waivers
- Seth Rorabaugh via twitter: Penguins Matt Niskanen is out 2 to 4 weeks with a lower-body injury.
- NY Islanders via twitter: Islanders Jesse Joensuu will be out 5 to 7 weeks after having surgery on a sports hernia.
- David Pollak via twitter: Sharks defenseman Brent Burns doesn’t seem close to returning. When asked if encouraged by progress, Burns said ”I wouldn’t use that word.”
- Brad Ziemer via twitter: Canucks goalie Eddie Lack is out 6 months after having hip surgery.
- Mike Harrington via twitter: Sabres Patrick Kaleta left last night’s game with an upper-body injury.
- Katie Strang via twitter: Rangers Ryan Callahan dropped the gloves with Max Talbot, then left the ice hunched over favoring his left shoulder/arm.
- David Alter via twitter: Maple Leafs winger Mike Brown sustained an upper-body injury last night.
- Mark Stepneski via twitter: The Stars have assigned Colton Sceviour to the AHL.
- Elliotte Friedman via twitter: The Oilers put Yann Danis on waivers.
- Will DePaoli via twitter: The Penguins are said to be impressed with how defenseman Tom Kostopoulos last weekend. There haven’t been talks yet about a two-way contract.
5 possible Leafs picks … Rangers shopping Dubinsky … Pens haven’t made Staal available yet … Sabres notes … Demers out in SJ?
- Lance Hornby of the Toronto Sun: 5 players that the Maple Leafs could be interested in drafting at #5. Mikhail Grigorenko, Filip Forsberg, Matthew Dumba, Jacob Trouba and Radek Faksa.
- Team 1200 Ottawa: Rumors out of New York are that the Rangers are aggressively shopping center Brandon Dubinsky.
- Rob Rossi via twitter: As of late last night, the Penguins haven’t informed interested teams if Jordan Staal is available or not. Several teams have already inquired. The Hurricanes will be big on Staal if he becomes available, offering multiple players. A deal won’t have to be wrapped up at the draft.
- Mike Harrington of the Buffalo News: Sabres GM Darcy Regier:
“We are very active as it relates to finding ways to improve our hockey team,” Regier said during the team’s draft preview gathering with reporters. “Some of the names you hear that are out there, we’ve had conversations with those teams. I think it’s way too early to know whether or not anything will happen. There are a lot of teams like us in similar positions.”
“More calls have gone out than I’ve been receiving but that doesn’t mean it won’t change,” Regier said. “The tendency is for this thing to ramp up as you approach the draft and when you get on the floor, it gets a little crazier.”
“There’s some obvious guys we don’t have any interest in talking about right now and you can figure out who they are. But I make it a practice to call teams and ask them for players that I assume they’re not willing to trade, nor do they want to trade. And other GMs do the same with me.
“You let them know if they change their mind to please give me a call and I certainly do a lot more of that now than I used to.”
The Sabres are believed to be shopping Derek Roy. Regier thinks it may not be worth the cost to move up in the draft. They have not started negotiations with RFA Tyler Ennis and Patrick Kaleta. Jochen Hecht has been cleared from his concussion, but it’s unlikely he’ll be back.
- Jeff Marek via twitter: With the Sharks bringing in Brad Stuart, the odd man out on their blueline may be Jason Demers.
- David Pollak via twitter: It’s been confirmed that Todd McLellan will be back next season with the Sharks.
We continue our look at penalties committed during this past season. Here is list of players who have taken the most charging penalties during the 2011-12 season. 7 charging penalties resulted in suspensions.
|3||Jared Boll||Blue Jackets||RW||
|T12||45 players tied with 1 Charging penalty|
|Sources: Gus Katsaros (twitter) and CBSsports.|
Injury notes for Sabres, Canadiens, Flyers, Sharks, Blues and Stars … Video of hybrid icing rule that GMs are discussing
- Mike Harrington via twitter: Tomas Vanek and Patrick Kaleta are back in. Matt Ellis has a knee injury, not sure if season ending. Andrej Sekera has pneumonia and it’s getting worse.
- Dave Stubbs via twitter: Canadiens David Desharnais is a game-time decision according to Pat Hickey.
- Tim Panaccio via twitter: Flyers forward Jakub Voracek hopes to play tomorrow. Defenseman Pavel Kubina on his injury: “hoping its not serious and just a few days more.”
- David Pollak of the San Jose Mercury News: Sharks forward Martin Havlat could return to the lineup within the next week.
- Andy Strickland via twitter: The Blues have activated Jamie Langenbrunner off the IR and assigned TJ Hensick back to the AHL.
- Dmitry Chesnokov via twitter: In addition to Vladimir Tarasenko’s KHL contract, he’s getting a special “stipend” that equals NHL entry level contract.
- Chicago Blackhawks on NHL.com: The Blackhawks have signed Daniel Carcillo to a 2 year contract extension.
- David Alter via twitter: Maple Leafs lines: Connolly-Bozak-Kessel, MacArthur-Grabovski-Kulemin, Ashton-Steckel-Crabb, Frattin-Lombardi-Armstrong-Rosehill.
- Mark Stepneski via twitter: Stars defenseman Sheldon Souray is doubtful for tomorrow.
- Mark Stepneski via twitter: Kari Lehtonen will start in net for the Stars tomorrow.
- Link to the video was posted by Elliotte Friedman describing the hybrid icing rule that GMs are discussing
Koivu out … Are the Lightning looking for a goalie? No major overhaul for Burke … Gomez has setback and starting goalies
- Michael Russo of the Star-Tribune: Wild center Mikko Koivu will miss at least Saturday’s game against the Islanders with a leg injury. GM Chuck Fletcher hopes to have Koivu back before Christmas. Devin Setoguchi, Guillaume Latendresse and P-M Bouchard are not at practice as well.
- Scott Burnside of ESPN: Do the Lightning look for a goalie like Evgeni Nabokov to improve their goalie situation, or do they go after a goalie prospect? Jonathan Bernier could be an option. The Capitals may choose to move Michal Neuvirth to open a spot for Braden Holtby. The Wild could move Josh Harding to open a spot for Matt Hackett.
- Vinay Menon of the Toronto Star: Maple Leafs GM Brian Burke isn’t planning on a major overhaul, “We’re looking at fine-tuning now.” Burke added:
“The top-six, bottom-six model is already dead in less than five years. Now it’s a top-eight or top-nine, and bottom-three or four. And speed rules now. It’s all about foot speed.”
“I still think a big team that can skate is going to prevail over a smaller team that can skate. I think the Bruins proved that last year. So I don’t think toughness will ever go out of the game. I don’t think the physical element will ever be diminished.”
- Brian Wilde via twitter: Canadiens center Scott Gomez suffered a setback on Monday. He’ll remain off-ice and there is no timetable on his return.
- Bruce Garrioch via twitter: Senators defensemen Sergei Gonchar and Filip Kuba could be ready for Tuesday. No change on Milan Michalek.
- John Vogl via twitter: Sabres forward Patrick Kaleta “wasn’t feeling well” this morning, missed the morning skate and is questionable for tonight.
- David Alter via twitter: James Reimer will start in net for the Maple Leafs against the Sabres. Jonas Gustavsson will start in net tomorrow.
- Mike Heika via twitter: Richard Bachman will start in net for the Stars against Johan Hedberg and the Devils.
- Ian Mendes via twitter: Alex Auld will start in net for the Senators tonight against the Penguins.
- George Richards via twitter: Jose Theodore will start in net for the Panthers against the Flames.
Afternoon notes on Comeau, Bergfors, Perron, Lightning, Maple Leafs, Ryan, Jagr, Pitkanen, Bogosian, Filatov, Ennis and Backstrom
- Arthur Staple via twitter: The Islanders have placed forward Blake Comeau on waivers. He has no points in 16 games and is a -11. BD Galiof via twitter: Galiof wonders if a team like the Blue Jackets will take a chance on Comeau. Comeau on waivers means that no team was offering value back, or the Islanders think he can pass through. The Islanders were close to trading him in the summer before GM Garth Snow was able to get the price down on a new contract. Expect the Islanders to be willing to do the same with Reasoner and Rolston if their play doesn’t pick up. Galiof thinks that Comeau could be better on a low-end teams 2nd line. Didn’t play well on the Isles 3rd/4th lines.
- Bob McKenzie via twitter: The Predators have put Niclas Bergfors on unconditional ($125) waivers. If he clears, they will mutually agree to terminate contract.
- Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Blues winger David Perron is itching to get playing, and is getting closer.
“There’s no date,” Perron said. “It’s just a matter of getting into practices and seeing how I react. It’s only been like four or five days (since he was cleared for contact) and I haven’t done a whole lot of it. We have a lot of games right now and a lot of optional skates and when it’s optional, it’s more about shooting and conditioning, so we haven’t gotten a lot of (physicality) yet.”
- Erik Erlendsson of the Tampa Tribune: Tampa Bay Lightning GM Steve Yzerman:
“I never believe you do something just to do something,” Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman said. “You just try to make the team better, whether that’s through recalling somebody or a trade. I’m not going to react. You just have to assess your team.”
“In general, teams really are not looking to take on contracts, take on money this time of the year and it’s hard to make a trade,” Yzerman said. “It’s hard to find a fit with teams because teams don’t want to give up their draft picks. Teams don’t want to give up their young guys.”
- Eric Stepens of the OC Register: Ducks forward Bobby Ryan suffered a hip contusion and didn’t come out for the 3rd period last night.
- Tim Panaccio of CSN Philly: Flyers winger Jaromir Jagr aggravated his groin last night, and will likely miss at least 2 games. “We got two games and then five days off,” Jagr said. “I think I’m not going to play those two games and make sure when I come back I want to come back strong.”
- Chip Alexander via twitter: Hurricanes defenseman Joni Pitkanen could return on Sunday according to coach Paul Maurice. No decision on who will come out.
- Chip Alexander via twitter: Hurricanes lines at practice: Skinner, Staal, Ruutu; Poni, Jussi, LaRose; Tlusty, Sutter, Dwyer; Brett Sutter, Brent, Stewart.
- Jonas Siegel via twitter: Maple Leafs goalie James Reimer is taking part in his 1st practice since Nov. 1st. Reimer will be out at least another 10 days.
- David Alter via twitter: Leafs lines at practice: Lupul-Bozak-Kessel, MacA-Connolly-Kulie, Frattin-Colborne-Crabb, Steckel-Dupuis-Rosehill, extras, Orr,Grabovski. David Alter via twitter: Grabovski will be out at least another week.
- Jonas Gustavsson via twitter: Jonas Gustavsson will start in net for the Maple Leafs tomorrow.
- Stephen Whyno via twitter: Shanahan video ruling on Zach Bogosian won’t come until tomorrow.
- Joy Lindsay via twitter: Nikita Filatov says he’ll have a meeting with Senators GM Bryan Murray in the future, to discuss his future. Expects it to be next week.
- John Vogl via twitter: Sabres forward Tyler Ennis will not play on Friday. Patrick Kaleta is also out, so they will need to call up a forward.
- Michael Russo of the Star-Tribune: Wild goalie Niklas Backstrom missed last night’s game due to personal reasons and is expected to return to the team in a few days.
- Brent Sopel via twitter: Sopel says that he’s turned down 3 NHL teams as he won’t break his current contract.
Shanahan videos of Kaleta being suspended for 4 games and talking with NHL Live about 1 month of season
Buffalo Sabres forward Patrick Kaleta has been suspended for 4 games for head butting Flyers forward Jakob Voracek.
Chief disciplinarian Brendan Shanahan discusses the 1st month of the NHL season and why some plays didn’t receive suspensions.
Flames interested in Turris, shopping Bourque … Oilers in no need to rush Gagner trade … Kaleta hearing today … Green has setback … Hedberg starts
- Scott Cruickshank of the Calgary Herald: It’s no secret that the Flames and Senators have shown interest in Kyle Turris. Cruickshank wonders exactly how much talent does he have? He had only 25 points in 65 games last year. He is still young, and was the 3rd overall pick in 2007. If the Flames were to win the bidding war for him, what if they give him Matt Stajan money and he turn out to be Matt Stajan. If they were to get him, they would have a nice young core up the middle with Turris, 22, and Mikael Backlund, 22, and Roman Horak, 20. What the cost would be is the big question?
- Mark Spector of Sportsnet: Flames GM Jay Feaster said he’s not doing a full rebuild in Calgary and won’t subject fans to having a team finish at the bottom of the standings for several years. Word is that he’s been shopping Rene Bourque and is interested in Turris.
- David Staple of the Edmonton Journal: Staples take on the Sam Gagner trade rumors. With the emergence of several defenseman, the need of an upgrade along the blueline is not that pressing at the moment. They appear to have 4 capable blueliners, even without Ryan Whitney. By the trade deadline, the Oilers may have to move someone, either Ales Hemsky, Gagner or Linus Omark. Other wingers haven’t solidified themselves as long term Oilers/top line NHLers: Ryan Smyth (UFA at seasons end), Ryan Jones and Magnus Paajarvi. There is no rush for the Oilers to rush into a deal. They need to see if Smyth and Hemsky can stay healthy, if Gagner can pick it up, and if Omark and Paajarvi can put up points in the NHL.
- Adrian Dater of the Denver Post: Though it’s hard to forecast ahead, Dater thinks the Avs could spend some of their cap space on the right rental player.
- Nick Kypreos via twitter: Sabres forward Patrick Kaleta will have a hearing at 1:00 pm today for an incident in the 1st period of last night’s game.
- Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch: Jeff Carter will travel with the team to Philadelphia this weekend, but won’t play. Kristian Huselius practiced in a no-contact jersey yesterday for the 1st time since he torn his chest muscle in July. He’s still weeks away. Winger Jared Boll is also weeks away.
- Katie Carrera of the Washington Post: Capitals defenseman Mike Green had an apparent setback yesterday as he wasn’t able to skate for more than 10 minutes. He’s doubtful for Friday, and has missed 3 games so far.
“If I feel good I’ll play,” Green said. “It’s day to day. I wake up each day, it feels a little bit better, tomorrow could be a lot better than today.
“It’s just one of the things, with your ankles and the skate,” Green added. “If I can’t skate, I cant play. The swelling stayed down; it’s just a matter of getting it strong and comfortable enough to play. I figure in the next couple days it should be strong and we can go from there.”
- Tom Gulitti of the Bergon Record: Johan Hedberg will start in net for the Devils tonight against the Flyers.
- Dan Murphy via twitter: Cory Schneider will start in net for the Canucks tonight against Josh Harding and the Wild.
- Ian Mendes via twitter: Senators GM Bryan Murray signed a 3 year contract extension.
- Detroit Red Wings via twitter: Babcock confirmed the Niklas Kronwall will return for Game 1 of the playoffs.
- Katie Carrera via twitter: Capitals defenseman Mike Green practiced today and expects to play tomorrow. Says his physical condition is “about 90 percent.”
- Dmitry Chesnokov via twitter: Ilya Kovalchuk’s mom said he’s playing with a huge hematoma in his leg. Tom Gulitti via twitter: Kovalchuk on his mom’s comments, “She didn’t say it’s huge.”
- Michael Traikos via twitter: Maple Leafs call up Joe Colborne, centered Joffery Lupul and Phil Kessel at practice. Tyler Bozak centering 3rd line.
- Sam Carchidi via twitter: Daniel Briere will play tonight, Jody Shelley cleared to play.
- John Vogl of the Buffalo News: Jhonas Enroth will be in net for the Sabres tonight, Ryan Miller will back him up. Patrick Kaleta and Mike Grier are out.
- Katie Strang via twitter: Al Montoya will start in net for the Islanders tonight.
- Chris Johnston via twitter: Carey Price will start in net tomorrow against the Maple Leafs.