Kaleta Suspended Five Games for Hit on Richards

The NHL has suspended Patrick Kaleta for five games, without pay, for boarding Brad Richards during the Rangers 3-2 shootout win last night.

Kaleta is considered a repeat offender under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement. Based on his average annual salary, he will forfeit $76,219.25. The money goes to the Players' Emergency Assistance Fund.

Here's the video explanation…

…another swing and a miss for the NHL. You want to get these kind of hits out of the game? 20 game minimum. Players will think twice before making this kind of hit knowing there will be real repercussions.

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