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Patrick Kaleta suspended for head-butt

Updated: November 4, 2011, 12:33 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Buffalo Sabres forward Patrick Kaleta was suspended four games by the NHL for a head-butt, the NHL announced Thursday.

League disciplinarian Brendan Shanahan ruled Kaleta's hit to be illegal after holding a hearing with the player and reviewing the hit, which occurred five minutes into a 3-2 loss to the Philadelphia Flyers on Wednesday night.

Kaleta was battling for the puck along the boards in the Sabres' zone, when he lunged head-first into a crowd of players ...

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