If the Buffalo Sabres were hoping that Patrick Kaleta could gather some focus in the American Hockey League with the Rochester Americans – they will have to wait to see how that plays out next year.
Kaleta will also miss out on the chance to play in the Frozen Frontier game scheduled for early December, as he was injured in Friday nights contest against the Lake Erie Monsters.
Kaleta crashed into the Monster’s goaltender Calvin Pickard and then had his leg strike the crossbar. Kaleta is now sidelined with an ACL injury. In five games with the Buffalo Sabres this season Kaleta had no points and five penalty minutes, along with a ten game suspension.
If Ted Nolan was hoping to use a reinvigorated Patrick Kaleta in his lineup, he may have to rely on a different forward to provide any spark on or off the ice. With the way the team played last night against the Maple Leafs – Kaleta may be finding himself without a job in Buffalo.
In the seven games he has appeared in with the Rochester Americans he had one goal and three assists.
Despite Kaleta’s injury the Amerks were able to beat the Monsters on Friday night 5-3. They lost a Saturday matinee with the Marlie’s today.
The Rochester Americans closed out November as the busiest month of their regular season, and have three games before they meet the Lake Erie Monsters again at the Frozen Frontier outdoor game in Rochester.