Sabres' Kaleta to have in-person hearing

10:53 PM, Oct 11, 2013   |    comments
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(From NBCSports.com) - Buffalo Sabres forward Patrick Kaleta will have an in-person hearing with the league's Department of Player Safety, according to NHL.com.

Kaleta will have his hearing on Tuesday. The fact it is in-person means the suspension can exceed five games.

The pending supplementary discipline is the result of a collision between Kaleta and Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Jack Johnson during the first period of last night's game. The hit was not penalized.

The video below shows Kaleta involved in a fight with Jared Boll, although a replay later on shows the collision between Kaleta and Johnson.

As per the league's website:

"The following grounds are being considered for supplemental discipline: illegal check to the head. However, the Department of Player Safety retains the right to make adjustments to the infraction upon review."

Kaleta's history as a repeat offender is increasingly extensive.

Last season, he was suspended five games for a hit on Brad Richards; in 2011 he received a four-game ban for headbutting Jakub Voracek; and in 2009 he received a two-game suspension.

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