Patrick Kaleta Suspended 5 Games for Hit on Brad Richards
Sabre F Pat Kaleta has been handed a 5-game suspension for hitting Ranger F Brad Richards from behind during Sunday's shootout loss in New York. The hit drew a match penalty and the Rangers scored twice on the power play.
Brendan Shanahan stated that, while the hit was not hard, the position of Richards in respect to the boards made the hit dangerous and illegal. The fact that Kaleta was a repeat offender also was taken into account. Here's Shanahan's video from the NHL.