By John Vogl
The Sabres' Patrick Kaleta won't have to wait long to hear how long his latest suspension is for boarding the Rangers' Brad Richards.
Kaleta has a 3 p.m. phone hearing scheduled with the NHL. Though he is a repeat offender based on last season's four-game benching for head-butting, which will impact his penalty, an in-person meeting with discipline czar Brendan Shanahan would likely have signaled a longer suspension than whatever Kaleta gets.
The Sabres have a 1:15 p.m. practice scheduled in Raleigh, where they face the Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday.