Buffalo Sabres right wing Patrick Kaleta will have a hearing with the NHL Department of Player Safety for an incident against the Columbus Blue Jackets Thursday night at First Niagara Center.

Kaleta was offered the opportunity for an in-person hearing as required by provisions of the Collective Bargaining Agreement for any suspension that can exceed five games.

At 3:10 of the first period Kaleta collided with Columbus defenseman Jack Johnson near the boards just inside the Buffalo zone. No penalty was assessed for that hit but Kaleta received a fighting major after engaging with the Blue Jackets' Jared Boll after the hit.