ROSTISLAV KLESLA RUMORS

Rostislav Klesla leaves Sabres for Europe

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...
Via Around The Rink
March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

GARTH'S CORNER: Sabres Suspend Klesla

The Buffalo Sabres have suspended newly acquired defenceman Rostislav Klesla for failing to report to the team’s AHL affiliate in Rochester.The Sabres announced the move Sunday, a day after Klesla told TSN that he intended to not finish the NHL season, and instead planned to continue his career in Europe.Buffalo acquired Klesla and goalie Michal Neuvirth in a trade Wednesday...
Via HockeyBuzz
March 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Rostislav Klesla wins "Most Unhappy Player" prize

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...
Via Fox - The Hockey Guy
March 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Klesla won't join Sabres after trade

Defenseman Rostislav Klesla said Saturday he will not join the Buffalo Sabres, who acquired him in a trade with the Washington Capitals on Wednesday. The trade, which also sent goaltender Michal Neuvirth to Buffalo and goaltender Jaroslav Halak and a draft pick to Washington, came one day after the Capitals had acquired Klesla from the Phoenix Coyotes. Klesla had been scheduled...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Sabres Rumor: Klesla will not report after trade

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...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
March 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Rostislav Klesla Has Had Enough Hockey For The Year

from TSN, Rostislav Klesla will not be joining the Buffalo Sabres. The 31-year-old defencemen was traded from the Washington Capitals alongside goalie Michal Neuvirth to the Sabres for goalie Jaroslav Halak and a third-round selection on Trade Deadline day. Klesla was traded the day before from Phoenix to Washington. "With all due respect to the Sabres organization...
Via Kukla's Korner
March 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Coyotes recall D Klesla days after placing him on waivers

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...
Via AP on Fox
November 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Coyotes D Klesla clears waivers

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...
Via AP on Fox
November 27, 2013  |  Discuss

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...
Via AP on Fox
September 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Coyotes' Klesla injured during Game 6

CHICAGO (AP) -- Phoenix Coyotes defenseman Rostislav Klesla had to leave the ice in Game 6 after the first 69 seconds of play Monday night when he was injured in a collision with Chicago Blackhawks wing Brendan Morrison near the net. Klesla headed to the locker room holding a towel to the right side of his head. Klesla has a goal and three assists in the first five games.
Via Fox Sports Arizona
April 23, 2012  |  Discuss
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