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from QMI AGENCY/Toronto Sun,
It didn't look good for Coyotes defenceman Rostislav Klesla as he took a brutal hit to the head Sunday night and had to be taken off on a stretcher during a pre-season NHL game against the Los Angeles Kings.
Unfortunately, the game was not televised locally, but was recorded.
One of two games played between both clubs -- one in Glendale, Ariz., the other in L.A. -- saw Klesla lay motionless on the Jobing.com Arena ice about halfway through the first period following an open-ice hit by the Kings' Jordan Nolan. Coyotes' Martin Hanzal went after Nolan, and both received roughing minors.
When both minors expired, it was time for retribution. All hell broke loose shortly after Nolan and Hanzal left the penalty box. In all the excitement, Paul Bissonnette also jumped over the boards to take part in the melee. Bissonnette was given a game misconduct and could be facing a minimum 10-game suspension for leaving the bench.
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GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Coyotes defenseman Rusty Klesla left the ice on a stretcher after absorbing a big open-ice hit from the Kings' Jordan Nolan in the first period of the teams' preseason opener Sunday at Jobing.com Arena.
Phoenix assistant general manager Brad Treliving said the issue appears to be with Klesla's neck. He was being examined at the arena before being taken...
The Phoenix Coyotes will be without their enforcer for the beginning of the regular season.
The NHL suspended Paul Bissonnette for 10 regular-season games after the Coyotes left winger left the bench during an altercation during Sunday night’s preseason tilt against the Los Angeles Kings. Bissonnette was given a game misconduct during the first period when he came off the bench...
No supplemental discipline for Jordan Nolan for bodycheck on Rostislav Klesla. Video: http://t.co/QESZ8YMqYK
— NHL Player Safety (@NHLPlayerSafety) September 16, 2013
Preseason hockey is officially underway, and players are already leaving the ice on stretchers and getting ejected from games. In last night’s split-squad match-up in Phoenix, the Kings and Coyotes apparently battled like it was the playoffs. Coyotes defenseman Rusty Klesla exited the ice on a stretcher after taking a brutal hit from Jordan Nolan, which eyewitnesses say made contact...
Phoenix Coyotes defenseman Rusty Klesla left the ice on a stretcher after absorbing a big open-ice hit from the Los Angeles Kings' Jordan Nolan at 9:44 of the first period of the teams' preseason opener Sunday at Jobing.com Arena.
Coyotes assistant general manager Brad Treliving said the issue appeared to be with Klesla's neck. Klesla was examined at the arena before...
NEW YORK (September 16, 2013) – Phoenix Coyotes forward Paul Bissonnette has been automatically suspended for 10 regular-season games, without pay, as a result of being assessed a Game Misconduct penalty for leaving the bench on an illegal line change to join an altercation during NHL Preseason Game No. 9 against Los Angeles Sunday night in Glendale, Arizona.
At 12:09 of the...
The NHL is suspending Paul Bissonnette for 10 regular-season games after the Coyotes forward left the bench to fight during a preseason game.
Bissonnette was given a game misconduct 12:09 into the first period Sunday night against the Kings when he came off the bench on an illegal line change to fight Jordan Nolan after Nolan hit Phoenix defenseman Rostislav Klesla.
from Chris Lomon of NHLPA.com,
Keith Yandle playing goaltender for the Phoenix Coyotes? No, one of the game’s top two-way defenceman won’t be tending the twine in Arizona. But there was a time when the blueliner did turn away his fair share of slapshots.
During his days growing up in Massachusetts, Yandle had his sights set on the goaltending position when he first started...
This 2013-14 NHL season preview features the Phoenix Coyotes.
The Coyotes have dealt with ownership uncertainty for years now and, until last season, were able to make the best of it making the playoffs for 3 consecutive seasons.
This past season was a little more difficult. The general lack of depth and consistent offensive production were constant obstacles in the tough Western...
The NHL on Monday suspended Paul Bissonnette for 10 regular-season games after the Phoenix Coyotes forward left the bench to fight during a preseason game.
Bissonnette was given a game misconduct 12:09 into the first period Sunday night against the Kings when he came off the bench on an illegal line change to fight Jordan Nolan after Nolan hit Phoenix defenseman Rostislav Klesla...
Brandon Yip had two goals and an assist, Gilbert Brule and Rob Klinkhammer scored power-play goals 4 1-2 minutes apart in the first period, and David Rundblad had three assists to lead a Phoenix Coyotes split squad to a 5-1 preseason victory over a Los Angeles Kings split squad on Sunday night.
The Coyotes earned a sweep of split-squad games between the teams when they beat the...
The first major suspension of the year has been handed out. This statement is pretty incredible considering the NHL's regular season hasn't even started yet. The league has suspended Paul Bissonnette for 10 regular season games after he left the bench to join in on an altercation during a preseason game between Phoenix and Los Angeles.
Paul Bissonnette has been automatically...
Preseason hockey isn't exactly the best advertisement for the sport.
Of course you could say that about preseason anything. But there it was warts and all on display at Staples Center on Sunday. It is the first time since 2011 there are NHL preseason contests because the lockout wiped those games out a year ago.
"Work in progress" might be best to describe the Kings...