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...
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...
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...
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
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
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
Phoenix Coyotes defenseman Rostislav Klesla was resting comfortably at home Monday after suffering a concussion and whiplash during a preseason game Sunday game against the Los Angeles Kings coach Dave Tippett said at an afternoon press conference.
Klesla was taken from the ice at Jobing.com Arena on a stretcher midway through the first period after a hit by Kings forward Jordan...
Phoenix Coyotes defenseman Rostislav Klesla was suspended for one game by the NHL on Sunday for boarding Nashville Predators forward Matt Halischuk on Friday night.
Klesla received a minor penalty for boarding in the first period of Coyotes' 1-0 road victory in Game 4 of the Western Conference semifinal series. Video replays showed he appeared to grab Halischuk's jersey...
Via AP on Fox
May 06, 2012
via NHL.com, Phoenix Coyotes defenseman Rostislav Klesla will have a hearing on Sunday afternoon with the National Hockey League following an incident in Friday’s 1-0 victory at Nashville.
Klesla was penalized in the first period for boarding Predators forward Matt Halischuk right in front of the Coyotes’ bench. Replay showed Klesla appeared to grab Halischuk’s jersey before...
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.