Here comes trouble … at least to training camp.
Patrick Kaleta received a professional tryout with the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday. That agreement also includes an AHL contract with the Rochester Americans.
The super-pest garnered at least some interest from around the league, but as something of a dying breed, he obviously couldn’t lock down an NHL contract.
He’ll instead need to turn/punch enough heads in Buffalo during the next few weeks to earn a spot. Going into the summer, that was a more likely proposition than it is today, as the Sabres have enjoyed arguably the most dramatic makeover of any team.
Buffalo may lean toward a deal that allows the 29-year-old to hop between the AHL and NHL in 2015-16, maybe bringing him in when injuries hit or donnybrooks are likely.