Buffalo Sabre Pat Kaleta (36) watches the game vs. the Tampa Bay Lightning at First Niagara Center on Oct. 8.
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By John Vogl

The Sabres have waived forward Patrick Kaleta.

The forward was eligible to return from his 10-game suspension tonight, but instead General Manager Darcy Regier placed the Angola native on waivers. If not claimed by another NHL team, Kaleta will be eligible to be sent to Rochester.

“This was a move we thought was necessary to help Pat change his game and preserve his career in this league,” Regier said in a statement. “We believe in Pat as a person and we hope he will continue his career in our organization and, if the circumstances are right, with the Buffalo Sabres.”

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