Kaleta, who suffered an injury during the preseason, still doesn't have a return date, reports Kevin Oklobzija from the Democrat and Chronicle.
Kaleta has yet to play a game with AHL Rochester this season after saying he'd be out "at least a month" in early October. He's currently on an AHL-only deal, and barring a superb performance, will likely stay in the minors for the rest of the season.
Kaleta (lower body) was released from his PTO with the Sabres on Friday, Bill Hoppe of the Olean Times Herald reports.Kaleta was never expected to occupy a spot on the Sabres' Opening Night roster, and his recent injury woes certainly haven't helped his cause. He'll head to AHL Rochester to begin the season, where he registered four points (one goal, three assists) in seven games in 2014-15.
Kaleta played in Thursday's preseason contest, but later exited with a lower-body injury and will not return, Paul Hamilton of WGR Sports Radio 550 reports.Kaleta was dealing with a lower-body injury last week, and that is the same designation of the injury that forced him out of Thursday's contest as well. There's no indication of whether it was an aggravation of the previous issue or not, but the Sabres will likely take precautions to ensure players don't suffer a long-term injury. The 29-year-old doesn't stand much of a chance at making the Opening Night roster, but his trouble with injuries certainly doesn't help.
Kaleta is day-to-day with a lower-body injury, Bill Hoppe of the Olean Times Herald reports.The 29-year-old winger remains a long shot to secure a spot on the Sabres' Opening Night roster, so the lower-body injury likely won't have much effect on his prospects of doing so. The team should provide an update on his status in the coming days.
Kaleta (knee) will suit up Thursday against Arizona, reports the Olean Times Herald.
Kaleta (knee) skated with the team Wednesday morning and remains hopeful to play Thursday against the Coyotes.Kaleta, who has been out since Feb. 15 with the knee issue, will be assessed by the Sabres' medical staff later Wednesday. If Kaleta receives a positive report, look for coach Ted Nolan to plug the winger back in on the Sabres' fourth line.
Kaleta (knee) could be ready to play Thursday against the Coyotes.Kaleta took part in Tuesday's optional practice with a few of the Sabres' other injured skaters. The winger, who has been sidelined since Feb. 15 after having bone chips removed from his knee, could take part in a full practice with the team Wednesday, which would improve his prospects of suiting up for Thursday's contest.
Kaleta was a full participant at Friday's morning skate.
Kaleta (knee) was a full participant in Thursday's practice, Bill Hoppe of the Olean Times Herald reports.
Kaleta (lower body) took part in the Sabres' morning skate Saturday, Bill Hoppe of the Olean Times Herald reports.Kaleta, who relayed Saturday that he had a bone chip in his knee, once appeared in line to miss the remainder of the season. However, with the winger working hard in his rehab over the last couple of weeks to get back on the ice, it looks like a return may not be far away. Once Kaleta gets in a few more skates, the Sabres should have a better timeline for his return.
Coach Ted Nolan reiterated Thursday that the Sabres are hoping to have Kaleta (lower body) back before the end of the season.
Kaleta (lower body) has been able to resume skating in recent days.Coach Ted Nolan didn't offer any insight into when Kaleta may be cleared to resume practicing again, so it doesn't sound like a return is imminent just yet.
Kaleta (lower body) was placed on injured reserve Sunday.The Sabres announced about a week earlier that Kaleta would be out for the next 4-to-6 weeks after undergoing surgery. With the team needing extra roster spots ahead of Sunday's game against the Predators to address needs on the blue line, Kaleta was moved to IR. He'll set his sights on a return to action in late March or early April in an attempt to showcase himself before hitting free agency this summer.
Kaleta, who is slated to undergo minor surgery, is expected to miss 4-6 weeks, NHL.com reports.While it's unclear what sort of injury Kaleta is dealing with, he's in line to miss a decent chunk of time, in any case. The winger's fantasy impact this season has been modest, however, with Kaleta having notched just three assists (to go along with 32 PIM) in 33 games this season.
Kaleta will not play Sunday against Philadelphia, reports the Olean Times Herald.Kaleta will be sidelined for "a little while," according to head coach Ted Nolan. With Kaleta's injury, the Sabres have called up Johan Larsson from AHL Rochester, who will likely play on the team's bottom two lines. Kaleta's agitating and physical style will certainly be missed as Cody Hodgson returns to the lineup after a two-game absence. Kaleta's return date is to be determined.
Kaleta was not on the ice for Sunday's morning skate for an undisclosed reason.Kaleta should be considered a game-time decision for Sunday's contest against the Flyers, although his absence for the morning practice certainly doesn't bode well for his potential availability Sunday night. If he's ultimately unable to play, the 28-year-old should be considered day-to-day ahead of Tuesday's game against the Devils.
Kaleta's former teammate, Steve Ott, has indicated he owes some payback to Kaleta over some histrionics in their last scuffle, The Buffalo News reports.This could all be in good fun, as the two players were friends when they played together in recent times, but both are known to get the crowd riled up and hockey players have long memories. Plus the lousy Sabres have nothing to lose, making Kaleta a decent source for penalty minutes in daily match-ups. The two teams square off Thursday night.
Kaleta, who left Monday's game with an apparent leg injury, is participating in Tuesday's practice.Kaleta's participation isn't surprising, as coach Ted Nolan said that he thinks the veteran forward may be available for Wednesday's game against the Lightning.
Kaleta left Monday's loss to Ottawa late in the game with what's thought it be a right leg injury, The Buffalo News reports.Kaleta's rough and tumble style often gets him injured, but coach Ted Nolan doesn't believe this one is serious and thinks his grinder might be available for Wednesday's game against Tampa Bay. Kaleta did log five penalty minutes and a blocked shot before departing.
Kaleta will play Tuesday against the Red Wings, Mike Harrington of the Buffalo News reports.Kaleta left in the first period of the Sabres' Saturday match up against the Avalanche with some kind of illness, and was unable to play Sunday against the Bruins. Luckily for the Sabres, however, Kaleta has tested negative for the mumps. Kaleta will likely resume his role at right wing on the team's fourth line upon his return.