Tonawanda News — Buffalo right wing Patrick Kaleta was serving the first of his five-game suspension for his hit on New York Rangers center Brad Richards on Sunday.
NOTES: D Joni Pitkanen (lower body) missed his ninth straight game for Carolina while C Tim Brent (lower body) missed his eighth straight, and RW Chad LaRose (concussion) his second straight. ... Carolina was playing the opener of a three-game homestand. ... The Sabres were playing the second of a four-game road swing.