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Sabres RW Kaleta shaken up by upper-body injury in Game 3 against Flyers

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Sabres forward Patrick Kaleta will not return after being shaken up by a hard hit in Game 3 of Buffalo’s first-round playoff series against the Philadelphia Flyers.

The gritty forward sustained what the team called an upper-body injury 11 minutes into the first period. Kaleta was slow to get up after he collided with Flyers defenceman Braydon Coburn deep in the Philadelphia zone.

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Kaleta was slow to get up and was doubled over in pain on his way to the bench. Coburn was penalized for interference.

The best-of-seven Eastern Conference series is tied at 1-1. Kaleta scored the lone goal in Buffalo’s series opening 1-0 win Thursday.