Patrick Kaleta RW BUF 2 months ago

Kaleta (knee) will suit up Thursday against Arizona, reports the Olean Times Herald.

Kaleta hasn't played since Feb. 10 after undergoing minor surgery to remove bone chips. The physical winger should be raring to go and will certainly be looking to provide some energy for his team and shake off some rust, so expect some hits. Kaleta has just 32 penalty minutes in 33 games this season after promising to dial back on fights and unnecessary penalties, which is good for the team but hurts his fantasy value. He's expected to play on the fourth line.

Patrick Kaleta RW BUF 2 months ago

Kaleta (knee) skated with the team Wednesday morning and remains hopeful to play Thursday against the Coyotes.

Kaleta, who has been out since Feb. 15 with the knee issue, will be assessed by the Sabres' medical staff later Wednesday. If Kaleta receives a positive report, look for coach Ted Nolan to plug the winger back in on the Sabres' fourth line.

Patrick Kaleta RW BUF 2 months ago

Kaleta (knee) could be ready to play Thursday against the Coyotes.

Kaleta took part in Tuesday's optional practice with a few of the Sabres' other injured skaters. The winger, who has been sidelined since Feb. 15 after having bone chips removed from his knee, could take part in a full practice with the team Wednesday, which would improve his prospects of suiting up for Thursday's contest.

Patrick Kaleta RW BUF 2 months ago

Kaleta was a full participant at Friday's morning skate.

Kaleta, who had surgery to remove a bone chip last month, could return Friday night against the Devils. Head coach Ted Nolan indicated that he'd like to give Kaleta a little more rest before he plays him, so that makes Kaleta's status questionable rather than probable. The hard-nosed winger has three assists and 32 PIM in 33 games this season, so his impending return won't prove bountiful enough for fantasy owners looking for an extra edge in peripheral categories.

Patrick Kaleta RW BUF 2 months ago

Kaleta (knee) was a full participant in Thursday's practice, Bill Hoppe of the Olean Times Herald reports.

It was Kaleta's first full practice since he underwent a minor procedure last month to address a bone chip. While Kaleta's return to practice suggests he's nearly fully recovered from the injury, coach Ted Nolan noted that the winger is likely to miss the next three games in order to build up more mobility and strength in his knee. Expect Kaleta to be activated from injured reserve at some point next week.

Patrick Kaleta RW BUF 2 months ago

Kaleta (lower body) took part in the Sabres' morning skate Saturday, Bill Hoppe of the Olean Times Herald reports.

Kaleta, who relayed Saturday that he had a bone chip in his knee, once appeared in line to miss the remainder of the season. However, with the winger working hard in his rehab over the last couple of weeks to get back on the ice, it looks like a return may not be far away. Once Kaleta gets in a few more skates, the Sabres should have a better timeline for his return.

Patrick Kaleta RW BUF 2 months ago

Coach Ted Nolan reiterated Thursday that the Sabres are hoping to have Kaleta (lower body) back before the end of the season.

Kaleta resumed skating last week and has been "working hard" to rehab the lower-body injury, which required minor surgery. He was initially ruled out for a 4-to-6 weeks in mid-February, so it seems like he could have a legitimate chance to return to action later this month. Once he's back healthy, Kaleta won't offer much late-season intrigue in the fantasy realm, as he's contributed no goals and three points in 33 games this season.

Patrick Kaleta RW BUF 3 months ago

Kaleta (lower body) has been able to resume skating in recent days.

Coach Ted Nolan didn't offer any insight into when Kaleta may be cleared to resume practicing again, so it doesn't sound like a return is imminent just yet.

Patrick Kaleta RW BUF 3 months ago

Kaleta (lower body) was placed on injured reserve Sunday.

The Sabres announced about a week earlier that Kaleta would be out for the next 4-to-6 weeks after undergoing surgery. With the team needing extra roster spots ahead of Sunday's game against the Predators to address needs on the blue line, Kaleta was moved to IR. He'll set his sights on a return to action in late March or early April in an attempt to showcase himself before hitting free agency this summer.

Patrick Kaleta RW BUF 3 months ago

Kaleta, who is slated to undergo minor surgery, is expected to miss 4-6 weeks, NHL.com reports.While it's unclear what sort of injury Kaleta is dealing with, he's in line to miss a decent chunk of time, in any case. The winger's fantasy impact this season has been modest, however, with Kaleta having notched just three assists (to go along with 32 PIM) in 33 games this season.