Sabres player suspended for head-butt to Flyer

Buffalo Sabres' Patrick Kaleta (36) puts a shot between his skates as Philadelphia Flyers goalie Ilya Bryzgalov (30) and Ben Holmstrom (22) defend during the second period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011, in Buffalo, N.Y. (AP Photo/John Hickey)

November 3, 2011 1:27:48 PM PDT
Buffalo Sabres forward Patrick Kaleta has been suspended four games by the NHL for a head-butt.

The incident involved Philadelphia's Jakub Voracek in the first period of a 3-2 loss to the Flyers on Wednesday night.

The suspension was announced Thursday after Kaleta's hearing with new NHL disciplinarian Brendan Shanahan. Shanahan, who has taken a hard stance against head hits in his first year on the job, noted in a video announcing the suspension on that this is the third such incident involving Kaleta in less than two years.