Buffalo Sabres forward Patrick Kaleta has been suspended for four games by the NHL for head-butting Philadelphia’s Jakub Voracek, according to the Associated Press.
Kaleta had a hearing today with NHL senior vice president of player safety and hockey operations, Brendan Shanahan, to discuss the incident.
This is not Kaleta’s first documented head-butt in an NHL game. Earlier this season, Kaleta was fined by the league for his attempted head-butt on New Jersey Devils’ Travis Zajac. In Brendan Shanahan’s short tenure in his position with the league, he has doled out multiple suspensions and has provided video commentary explanations in hopes of reducing dangerous head shots and injuries across the league.