Buffalo Sabres forward Patrick Kaleta has been suspended five games for boarding New York Rangers centre Brad Richards on Sunday night. Kaleta is considered a repeat offender under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement. He will lose more than $72,000 in salary, and begin serving the suspension Tuesday, when Buffalo plays at Carolina. The Rangers got a scare 3:28 into the third when Richards was shoved from behind into the half boards by Kaleta. Kaleta, who has already been suspended twice in his NHL career, was assessed a five-minute major for checking from behind and was given a game misconduct.
Sabres' Kaleta suspended five games for boarding
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