Former Coyotes and Capitals defenseman Rostislav Klesla will not be joining the Sabres. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
Rostislav Klesla began the NHL’s 2014 trade deadline in Phoenix; two days later, the deadline has him planning retirement and a flight overseas.
On March 4th, the Phoenix Coyotes traded Klesla, forward Chris Brown and their 1st round pick of the 2015 draft to the...
The activity (or lack thereof) at the trade deadline left a lot of players miffed.But none were unhappier than defenseman Rostislav Klesla. He refused to report to the Buffalo Sabres, opting to go home instead of reporting to the team that acquired him at the trade deadline.This action likely ended his NHL career.“With all due respect to the Sabres organization, I decided this...
Rostislav Klesla, who found himself as a member of three teams within a twenty-four hour period around the trade deadline, has decided that he will not report to the Buffalo Sabres. The Czech defenseman has opted to sit for the remainder of this season, and then continue his playing career, next season, in Europe.The two trades at the deadline, where not the first moves of Klesla...
Perennial trade requester Martin Erat has found himself ANOTHER new home: the Phoenix Coyotes. In one of many deals completed on the day before the trade deadline (likely to mess with the nine-hour trade deadline shows), the Phoenix Coyotes sent Chris Brown (no, not the singer), Rostislav Klesla, and a 4th round pick to the Washington Capitals for Erat and [...]
The Phoenix Coyotes have recalled defenseman Rostislav Klesla from their AHL affiliate in Portland, Maine.
The Coyotes also said defenseman Zbynek Michalek will be out indefinitely after suffering a lower-body injury against Montreal on Tuesday night. He left early in the first period against the Canadiens and has left the team for further evaluation.
Once one of Phoenix's...
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December 19, 2013
The Phoenix Coyotes have recalled defenseman Rostislav Klesla from Portland of the AHL, three days after placing him on waivers.
Forward Chris Brown was assigned to Portland in a corresponding move.
Once one of Phoenix's top blue liners, Klesla was waived Tuesday after struggling to start the season. No team claimed the 31-year-old and he was assigned to Portland, but did not...
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November 29, 2013
Phoenix Coyotes defenseman Rostislav Klesla has cleared waivers and is expected to report to the team's AHL affiliate in Portland, Maine.
The Coyotes have been struggling defensively the past few weeks and shook up their defense on Tuesday by placing Klesla on waivers. Once one of Phoenix's top defensemen, Klesla had seen his playing time reduced as he labored inside the...
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November 27, 2013