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Kaleta clears waivers

by Amy Moritz

Patrick Kaleta has cleared waivers allowing the Buffalo Sabres to assign him to Rochester, according to a report from TSN's Bob McKenzie.

Kaleta was placed on waivers at noon on Friday as the forward had come off his 10-game suspension for a hit to the head of Columbus' Jack Johnson on Oct. 10. It was his fourth suspension since 2009 and his repeat offender status played into the lengthy suspension.

John Vogl reported in today's Buffalo News that the Sabres tried to trade Kaleta but had no takers.

Check out Bucky Gleason's take on why waiving Kaleta sent the wrong message to the younger players on the Sabres.

The Sabres were off today after last night's 6-3 loss to Anaheim. They fly to California on Monday for a three-game West Coast road trip. (San Jose on Tuesday. Los Angeles on Thursday and Anaheim on Friday).

The Rochester Americans next play on Wednesday, hosting the Hamilton Bulldogs at Blue Cross Arena.

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John Vogl

John Vogl

John Vogl has been covering the Sabres since 2002-03, an era that has included playoff runs, last-place finishes and three ownership changes. The award-winning writer is the Buffalo chapter chairman for the Professional Hockey Writers’ Association.

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Amy Moritz

Amy Moritz

Amy Moritz, a native of Lockport, has a bachelor’s degree in journalism/mass communication from St. Bonaventure University and a master’s degree in humanities from the University at Buffalo. An endurance athlete, she has completed several triathlons, half marathons and marathons.

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