Found September 16, 2013 on Next Impulse Sports:
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 with his head. Although we don’t have access to the video evidence, the league sure does, and will definitely be reviewing Nolan’s hit. Per Craig Morgan of Fox Sports Arizona, A replay of the hit showed Nolan clearly making first contact with Klesla’s head under the chin and leaving his feet on the follow-through. The hit could be grounds for suspension under Rule 48. The only mitigating factor was that Klesla was skating with his head down (a possibly vulnerable position), but the angle of his head does not appear to change before the hit is made.” The good news is that Klesla gave the crowd a thumbs up...

Bissonnette gets 10-game ban; Kings' Nolan gets none

In a ruling that is sure to make Coyotes fans' blood boil and stoke this already budding rivalry, Los Angeles Kings forward Jordan Nolan will face no supplemental discipline for his hit on Phoenix Coyotes defenseman Rusty Klesla, while Coyotes forward Paul Bissonnette has been suspended 10 games without pay for leaving the bench during an altercation on "an illegal line...

Coyotes' Klesla leaves ice on stretcher after hit

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 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...

Why There Was No Action Taken Against Jordan Nolan For His Hit On Klesla

No supplemental discipline for Jordan Nolan for bodycheck on Rostislav Klesla. Video: — NHL Player Safety (@NHLPlayerSafety) September 16, 2013

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Paul Bissonnette Suspended 10 Regular-Season Games After Leaving Bench to Fight Jordan Nolan (Video)

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...

Kings open exhibition season with losses at home and on the road

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...

Coyotes' Klesla leaves ice on stretcher after big hit

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 Arena. Coyotes assistant general manager Brad Treliving said the issue appeared to be with Klesla's neck. Klesla was examined at the arena before...

Rusty Klesla Sent To Hospital For Observation After Hit From Jordan Nolan

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...

Klesla recovering after taking hit

Phoenix Coyotes defenseman Rostislav Klesla is resting at home a day after being wheeled off the ice following a hit by Los Angeles Kings defenseman Jordan Nolan. Klesla was injured in the first period of Phoenix's opening preseason game Sunday night when Nolan knocked him off his skates. The hit triggered a series of fights among players on both teams and led to four 10-minute...

Biznasty To Stick To Twitter For Ten Games by   Steven Ellis

Phoenix Coyotes forward Paul Bissonnette has been suspended for 10 regular-season games for leaving the bench to start a fight. Bissonnette left the Coyotes bench following a hit by LA Kings forward Jordan Nolan that resulted in teammate Rostislav Klesla getting taken off the ice on a stretcher. He suffered a concussion on the play, however Nolan was not suspended on the play...
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