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Rostislav Klesla

32-Year-Old Defenseman – Free Agent

2013-14 NHL Stats

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2013-14 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

Guess who was hit with injuries (again)? This defensive-minded blueliner has played just one full season in his lengthy career and has never lived up to the promise of his draft position (fourth overall). When healthy, Klesla is one of the Coyotes' most reliable defenders an...

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SHOOTS: Left   HT: 6' 3"   WT: 223   DOB: 3/21/1982   BORN: Novy Jicin, Czechoslovakia   DRAFTED: 1st Rd, #4 Overall in 2000   Show ContractHide Contract

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Became an unrestricted free agent in July 2014.

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Klesla (suspension) cleared unconditional waivers, TSN's Darren Dreger reports.

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Rostislav Klesla NHL Stats
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Season Age League Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM SOG SH% GWG SHG TOI/G G A Pts TOI/G Hits BS
2005-06 23 51 6 13 19 -4 75 84 7.1 1 0 2 0 2
2006-07 24 75 9 13 22 -13 105 159 5.7 0 0 2 0 2
2007-08 25 82 6 12 18 7 60 130 4.6 1 0 3 0 3
2008-09 26 34 1 8 9 2 38 30 3.3 0 0 20:59 0 2 2 1:22 59 49
2009-10 27 26 2 6 8 -7 26 24 8.3 1 0 20:07 0 1 1 0:49 39 49
2010-11 28 NHL CLS 45 3 7 10 10 26 45 6.7 0 0 19:19 0 0 0 0:04 41 97
2010-11 28 NHL PHO 16 1 0 1 -6 12 22 4.5 0 0 18:24 0 0 0 0:03 20 34
2011-12 29 NHL PHO 65 3 10 13 13 54 87 3.4 0 0 19:22 0 0 0 0:07 112 150
2012-13 30 NHL PHO 38 2 6 8 0 22 44 4.5 0 0 17:38 0 0 0 0:02 40 60
2013-14 31 NHL PHO 25 1 3 4 -3 24 22 4.5 0 0 15:31 0 0 0 0:03 41 25

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Rostislav Klesla – Playing Time Overview

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Time On Ice Stats

15:31

Average Time On Ice in 2013-14

During an average game, Rostislav Klesla was on the ice for 15:31.

0:03

Average Power Play Time On Ice in 2013-14

During an average game, Rostislav Klesla was on the ice for 0:03 during power plays.

Year Ice Time Power Play Ice Time
2011-12 19:22 0:07
2012-13 17:38 0:02
2013-14 15:31 0:03

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Rostislav Klesla 2013-14 NHL Game Log

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Date Opponent G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG SH% HIT BS TOI PPTOI

Rostislav Klesla: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Klesla (suspension) has been placed on unconditional waivers, TSN's Darren Dreger reports.

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Klesla, acquired by the Sabres in a deadline-day deal, has been suspended by the team for failing to report to AHL Rochester, the Associated Press reports.

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Klesla will not report the Sabres' AHL affiliate and plans to continue his career in Europe, TSN's Darren Dreger reports.

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Klesla was assigned to the AHL following a trade from Washington, but he has yet to report for duty, reports The Olean Times Herald.

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Klesla will report to AHL Rochester, John Vogl of the Buffalo News reports.

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The Sabres have traded Jaroslav Halak and a third-round pick in 2015 to the Capitals for Klesla and Michal Neuvirth, TSN.ca reports.

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Klesla was traded to the Capitals on Tuesday along with prospect Chris Brown and a 2015 fourth-round draft pick in exchange for Martin Erat and John Mitchell.

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Klesla, who was waived the second time this season on Thursday, has cleared waivers and will report to AHL Portland.

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Kleska was placed on waivers Thursday, Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic reports.

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Klesla (illness) was activated from injured reserve Thursday, Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic reports.

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Klesla (illness) was one the ice at Wednesday's practice, Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic reports.

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Coyotes coach Dave Tippett has ruled Klesla (illness) out for Tuesday's game against the Oilers.

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2013-14

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2012-13

Klesla isn't much for providing offense from the blue line, but he's one of the key pieces that contributed to making Mike Smith's 2011-12 campaign so successful. Klesla, who played in the most games last season (65) since suiting up for all 82 in 2007-08, tallied 112 hits and 150 blocked shots to go along with a career-best plus-13 rating. The addition of Zybnek Michalek should only strengthen the already-stacked Phoenix blue line.

2011-12

Since 2008, Klesla has struggled to remain healthy. In 2010-11, he saw action in 61 games, tallying four goals and seven assists while finishing with a plus-4 rating, though only one of those goals came while with the Coyotes (16 games). In his 10-year career, Klesla has cracked the 20-point mark just once (2006-07 with Columbus) and there's no reason to expect that to change in Phoenix.

2010-11

Fragile defenseman managed just 26 games last season, scoring 2-6-8 with 26 PIMs.

2009-10

Veteran defenseman staggered through an injury-plagued season, scoring 1-8-9 in 34 games.

2008-09

Klesla got his usual modest point total in '07-'08, but posted a positive plus-minus for the first time in his NHL career. He's developed into a reliable defensive defenseman.

2007-08

Klesla set career highs with nine goals and 22 points last season, and is still just 25 years old. He'll never be a superstar, but he's becoming a solid NHL defenseman.

2006-07

Injuries have kept Klesla from producing at the rate he did in junior, and he might never be the defenseman the Blue Jackets thought they were getting with their top pick in 2000. If he can stay healthy he's got a shot at 25 or so points and 100+ PIMs.

2005-06

Klesla has yet to really meet the expectations that come along with being a first round pick, but the Blue Jackets aren't yet frustrated with the pace of his development. Having Adam Foote around to mentor him should help; don't be surprised if Klesla takes a big step forward in '05-'06, and reaches the 10 goal, 25 point level.

2004-05