Patrick Kaleta RW BUF 3 Days

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 11 Days

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.

Patrick Kaleta RW BUF 12 Days

Kaleta will not play Sunday against Philadelphia, reports the Olean Times Herald.Kaleta will be sidelined for "a little while," according to head coach Ted Nolan. With Kaleta's injury, the Sabres have called up Johan Larsson from AHL Rochester, who will likely play on the team's bottom two lines. Kaleta's agitating and physical style will certainly be missed as Cody Hodgson returns to the lineup after a two-game absence. Kaleta's return date is to be determined.

Patrick Kaleta RW BUF 12 Days

Kaleta was not on the ice for Sunday's morning skate for an undisclosed reason.Kaleta should be considered a game-time decision for Sunday's contest against the Flyers, although his absence for the morning practice certainly doesn't bode well for his potential availability Sunday night. If he's ultimately unable to play, the 28-year-old should be considered day-to-day ahead of Tuesday's game against the Devils.

Patrick Kaleta RW BUF 22 Days

Kaleta's former teammate, Steve Ott, has indicated he owes some payback to Kaleta over some histrionics in their last scuffle, The Buffalo News reports.

This could all be in good fun, as the two players were friends when they played together in recent times, but both are known to get the crowd riled up and hockey players have long memories. Plus the lousy Sabres have nothing to lose, making Kaleta a decent source for penalty minutes in daily match-ups. The two teams square off Thursday night.

Patrick Kaleta RW BUF 2 Months

Kaleta, who left Monday's game with an apparent leg injury, is participating in Tuesday's practice.

Kaleta's participation isn't surprising, as coach Ted Nolan said that he thinks the veteran forward may be available for Wednesday's game against the Lightning.

Patrick Kaleta RW BUF 2 Months

Kaleta left Monday's loss to Ottawa late in the game with what's thought it be a right leg injury, The Buffalo News reports.

Kaleta's rough and tumble style often gets him injured, but coach Ted Nolan doesn't believe this one is serious and thinks his grinder might be available for Wednesday's game against Tampa Bay. Kaleta did log five penalty minutes and a blocked shot before departing.

Patrick Kaleta RW BUF 2 Months

Kaleta will play Tuesday against the Red Wings, Mike Harrington of the Buffalo News reports.

Kaleta left in the first period of the Sabres' Saturday match up against the Avalanche with some kind of illness, and was unable to play Sunday against the Bruins. Luckily for the Sabres, however, Kaleta has tested negative for the mumps. Kaleta will likely resume his role at right wing on the team's fourth line upon his return.

Patrick Kaleta RW BUF 2 Months

Kaleta left the first period of Saturday's game, according to Associated Press. He did not return.

He won't travel with the team to play Boston because he reportedly has some kind of illness. Bench him if you're using him.

Patrick Kaleta RW BUF 3 Months

Kaleta has been a healthy scratch the past three games but may draw in Wednesday and play center.

The natural right winger has never played center but Cody McCormick is still undergoing concussion protocol and the Sabres will need a center between Marcus Foligno and Chris Stewart. Kaleta and McCormick are both agitators, but the difference is that Kaleta has never played center before. It'll be an interesting experiment but don't expect it to last.