Originally posted on Sports Injury Alert  |  Last updated 10/25/13
Phoenix Coyotes defenseman Rostislav Klesla is out day-to-day with a lower body injury. As reported by Arizona Republic’s Sarah McLellan, he will not play when the Edmonton Oilers visit on Saturday afternoon. Head coach Dave Tippett says that Klesla’s status is unclear after the game. Klesla left in the first period of the team’s 7-4 loss against the Los Angeles Kings on Thursday. Through seven games played this season, the 31-year-old has one goal and is a plus-1 on the season. He’s been averaging over 14 minutes of TOI and plays on the team’s penalty kill. Klesla also missed the first few games of the season following a concussion in a pre-season game, which saw the defenseman leave the game on a stretcher. The Coyotes are dealing with a few bumps and bruises as several players did not practice today. Michalek, Ekman-Larsson, Hanzal, and Doan all took the option to rest. Tippett says that they are a little banged up, so best they stay off the ice. All four of them should not miss ...
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