Sabres’ Kaleta out of hospital, won’t play against Bruins
BUFFALO – Sabres winger Patrick Kaleta was released from the hospital today after injuring his neck in Tuesday’s 4-3 overtime loss to Toronto, the team announced.
Kaleta didn’t accompany the Sabres to Boston and won’t play Thursday against the Bruins.
Brown’s hit won’t be reviewed by the NHL, according to Yahoo! Sports.
Sabres coach Lindy Ruff said Kaleta was X-rayed before leaving. The aggressive winger has a long history of head and neck injuries. He’s never played more than 63 games in a season.
“I looked at it. I thought he was sideways,” Ruff said Tuesday about Kaleta’s positioning as he took the hit. “Some of the obligation is on the player. I didn’t think he was defenseless. It’s a tough area. It’s not a blatant run-a-guy-from-behind.”