All is good. That was the message Tuesday from the Buffalo Sabres after they apparently hugged out all the jaw-flapping that marked their trip to Washington on Sunday. Rewinding: Patrick Kaleta blew a gasket after the morning skate about being a healthy scratch in his first game eligible after a five-game suspension. Ryan Miller than criticized Kaleta after the game with the kicker words being, “he needs to just grow up.” Miller and Kaleta, it should be noted, were roommates on the road the last three years. They made sure everything was good here Monday. “He’s like my brother, one of my best friends on the team,” Kaleta said after Tuesday’s morning skate, facing a phalanx of Montreal media. “”Some things were misunderstood there but we’re family. Our season hasn’t gone the way we wanted it to go and everyone knows that. Our job is to come together as a team and go out there and battle.” “We’ve actually been telling Patty to grow up for years. He brings his Legos on the road,” said a laughing captain Jason Pominville, referring to Kaleta’s elaborate hobby collection. With Montreal reporters swarming the dressing room, Miller was not made available to reporters. He normally does not speak on days he’s playing but Jhonas Enroth was in goal for Tuesday’s game against the Canadiens that did not end in time for this edition. During the Sabres’ off day Monday, the team orchestrated an interview for its Web site with Miller that it tweeted links to multiple times. In the interview, Miller revealed he had apologized to Kaleta and said he was frustrated with the manner questions were presented to him by The News about what Kaleta had said. “We’re going to try to move on from that,” Miller said. “Either way, I probably shouldn’t have handled it like that but again, frustrated. I think everyone in Buffalo knows I’m prone to say stupid things that come up over the course of the season. I just wanted to make sure I’ve handled it with Patty.
Kaleta-Miller spat all patched over
Buffalo News | Mar 20