Buffalo Sabres general manager Darcy Regier announced Saturday that forward Patrick Kaleta has been placed on waivers, according to the team's Twitter account.

The announcement comes as Kaleta was scheduled to return to the Sabres lineup after serving a 10-game suspension for a hit to the head of Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Jack Johnson on Oct. 10. The 10-game ban marked the seventh time in the past four seasons that Kaleta had been fined or suspended by the NHL.