Earlier this afternoon, the Buffalo Sabres have announced the signing of RFA Patrick Kaleta to a 3 Year / $3.825 million contract. One of the NHL's most well-known instigators, Kaleta's contract will be for a yearly cap hit of $1.275 million and it will take him well into his UFA years. While this number is relatively low, it is a 40% salary increase when compared to his last contract ($.907 million/year).
On the statistical side of things, Kaleta produced his second highest seasonal point total with 10 points in 63 games. While often caught by the injury bug, Patrick has become utilized well