Buffalo Sabres general manager Darcy Regier today announced that forward Patrick Kaleta has been placed on waivers.
“This was a move we thought was necessary to help Pat change his game and preserve his career in this league,” Regier said. “We believe in Pat as a person and we hope he will continue his career in our organization and, if the circumstances are right, with the Buffalo Sabres.”
Kaleta has not recorded a point in five games for the Sabres this season, and is coming off a 10-game suspension for his hit on Columbus defenseman Jack Johnson on October 10. In 306 career games with the Sabres, Kaleta has 27 goals and 24 assists, along with 506 PIMs. The 27-year-old Kaleta was selected by the Sabres in the sixth round (176th overall) of the 2004 Entry Draft.