Patrick Kaleta RW BUF 20 Hrs

Kaleta (knee) has been cleared for full activities during training camp, John Vogl of the Buffalo News reports.

Kaleta missed nearly all of the 2013-14 campaign after tearing his ACL while playing with AHL Rochester last November. Now fully recovered, Kaleta will compete for a spot on the Sabres' checking line, where he'll offer fantasy players plenty of penalty minutes, but little else.

Patrick Kaleta RW BUF 3 Months

Patrick Kaleta is on the mend from knee surgery and he's expected to attend training camp with the Buffalo Sabres.

He was demoted to the minors, where he suffered a torn MCL, in November. He served a 10-game suspension for an illegal check and suited up in just five games for the Sabres in 2013-14. "Whatever happened last year happened," GM Tim Murray said. "I just expect him to come in here and act like a pro. Once we hit the ice, then I'll start evaluating him."

Patrick Kaleta RW BUF 10 Months

Patrick Kaleta suffered a torn ACL during an AHL game with Rochester on Friday and he's done for the rest of the season.

Kaleta was reportedly going to rejoin the Sabres for practice on Monday with a very good possibility of playing on Thursday versus the New York Rangers. That potential return won't happen now and he'll have a long rehab ahead of him.

Patrick Kaleta RW BUF 10 Months

Patrick Kaleta sustained a injury Friday night in an AHL game.

Kaleta, who is trying to resurrect his career in Rochester, may have broken his right ankle on a play while driving to the net. Too bad, as reports had him playing some pretty good hockey as of late.

Patrick Kaleta RW BUF 11 Months

Patrick Kaleta cleared waivers, meaning the Buffalo Sabres were able to demote him to the AHL's Rochester Americans.

Aside from generating PIMs, Kaleta's not particularly useful in fantasy. Kaleta's current contract runs through 2014-15, so it wouldn't be shocking to see him in the NHL again ... which might be bad news for more relevant players.

Patrick Kaleta RW BUF 11 Months

The waiver period for Patrick Kaleta expries on noon Sunday.

In other words, if an NHL team does not put in a waiver claim by noon Sunday, Kaleta will remain in the Sabre organization and will be assigned to Rochester of the AHL. We do not expect Kaleta to be claimed.

Patrick Kaleta RW BUF 11 Months

The Sabres have waived Patrick Kaleta.

So much for being anxious to make a difference on a slumping Sabres' squad. GM Darcy Regier is hoping that Kaleta will clear waivers and re-define his career in Rochester. "This was a move we thought was necessary to help Pat change his game and preserve his career in this league," said Regier. We shall see.

Patrick Kaleta RW BUF 11 Months

Patrick Kaleta is anxious to return to action after sitting out 10 games due to a suspension.

He will be eligible to play Saturday night against the Ducks and hopes to provide his slumping team with a spark. "I'm just going to try and infuse some energy in the lineup and bring hard work, hard work and hard work," Kaleta said. "Try to play passionate and like I said bring some hard work." It will take more than Kaleta's hard work over 10-12 minutes of ice time to elevate the Sabres based on what we've seen to date from this struggling squad.

Patrick Kaleta RW BUF 11 Months

Patrick Kaleta has finished serving his 10-game suspension.

He is eligible to return to Buffalo's lineup on Saturday when the Sabres host Anaheim.

Patrick Kaleta RW BUF 11 Months

Patrick Kaleta won't appeal his 10-game suspension to an independent arbitrator, according to multiple sources.

The Sabres agitator is eligible to return on Nov. 2 after he committed an illegal check to the head of Columbus defenseman Jack Johnson back on Oct. 12.