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KALETA CLEARS WAIVERS

The rugged forward has now been assigned to Rochester

Sunday, 11.03.2013 / 3:03 PM / News
By Kevin Snow  - Sabres.com (@kwsnow)
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KALETA CLEARS WAIVERS
Buffalo Sabres forward Patrick Kaleta cleared waivers on Sunday, and has now been assigned to the AHL\u2019s Rochester Americans.\r\n
Patrick Kaleta

Buffalo Sabres forward Patrick Kaleta cleared waivers on Sunday, and has now been assigned to the AHL’s Rochester Americans.

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. Last season, Kaleta led all Sabres forwards with 34 blocked shots in just 34 games.

In a statement on Saturday when Kaleta was placed on waivers, Sabres GM Darcy Regier said: “This was a move we thought was necessary to help Pat change his game and preserve his career in this league. 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 previously played 87 games with the Amerks over parts of two seasons from 2006-08, collecting six goals, 13 assists and 242 PIMs.

The 27-year-old native of Angola, NY, was selected by the Sabres in the sixth round (176th overall) of the 2004 Entry Draft.

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EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - BOS 82 54 19 9 261 177 117
2 y - PIT 82 51 24 7 249 207 109
3 x - TBL 82 46 27 9 240 215 101
4 x - MTL 82 46 28 8 215 204 100
5 x - NYR 82 45 31 6 218 193 96
6 x - PHI 82 42 30 10 236 235 94
7 x - CBJ 82 43 32 7 231 216 93
8 x - DET 82 39 28 15 222 230 93
9 WSH 82 38 30 14 235 240 90
10 NJD 82 35 29 18 197 208 88
11 OTT 82 37 31 14 236 265 88
12 TOR 82 38 36 8 231 256 84
13 CAR 82 36 35 11 207 230 83
14 NYI 82 34 37 11 225 267 79
15 FLA 82 29 45 8 196 268 66
16 BUF 82 21 51 10 157 248 52

STATS

2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
C. Hodgson 72 20 24 -26 44
T. Ennis 80 21 22 -25 43
D. Stafford 70 16 18 -19 34
C. Ehrhoff 79 6 27 -27 33
C. Stewart 63 15 11 0 26
C. Conacher 79 7 19 1 26
T. Myers 62 9 13 -26 22
Z. Girgensons 70 8 14 -6 22
M. Foligno 74 7 12 -17 19
J. McBain 69 6 11 -13 17
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
M. Neuvirth 4 8 2 .921 2.78
J. Enroth 4 17 5 .911 2.82