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Rostislav Klesla

32-Year-Old Defenseman – Buffalo Sabres

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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Traded by Columbus to Phoenix for Scottie Upshall and Sami Lepisto in Feb 2011

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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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  Overall Power Play Defense
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
Date Opponent G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG SH% HIT BS TOI PPTOI
Apr 13 NYI Did Not Play
Apr 12 at BOS Did Not Play
Apr 10 at NYR Did Not Play
Apr 8 DET Did Not Play
Apr 6 at PHI Did Not Play
Apr 4 at DET Did Not Play
Apr 3 at STL Did Not Play
Apr 1 NJ Did Not Play
Mar 29 TB Did Not Play
Mar 27 at NSH Did Not Play
Mar 25 at MON Did Not Play
Mar 23 at VAN Did Not Play
Mar 20 at EDM Did Not Play
Mar 18 at CGY Did Not Play
Mar 16 MON Did Not Play
Mar 15 at NYI Did Not Play
Mar 13 at CAR Did Not Play
Mar 11 NSH Did Not Play
Mar 9 CHI Did Not Play
Mar 7 at FLA Did Not Play
Mar 6 at TB Did Not Play
Mar 3 at DAL Did Not Play
Feb 28 SJ Did Not Play
Feb 26 BOS Did Not Play
Feb 25 CAR Did Not Play
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Feb 6 at OTT Did Not Play
Feb 5 PIT Did Not Play
Feb 3 EDM Did Not Play
Feb 1 at COL Did Not Play
Jan 30 at PHO Did Not Play
Jan 28 WAS Did Not Play
Jan 27 at PIT Did Not Play
Jan 25 at CLS Did Not Play
Jan 23 CAR Did Not Play
Jan 21 FLA Did Not Play
Jan 18 CLS Did Not Play
Jan 15 at TOR Did Not Play
Jan 14 PHI 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 1 10:31 0:08
Jan 12 at WAS Did Not Play
Jan 9 FLA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 13:31 0:00
Jan 7 CAR 0 0 0 2 5 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 1 14:36 0:00
Jan 4 NJ 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 5 1 14:53 0:00
Jan 2 at MIN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 24:09 0:23
Dec 31 at WPG Did Not Play
Dec 29 WAS Did Not Play
Dec 27 at TOR Did Not Play
Dec 23 PHO 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 3 1 14:24 0:00
Dec 21 at BOS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 0 14:55 0:16
Dec 19 BOS 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 0 16:37 0:00
Dec 17 WPG Did Not Play
Dec 14 CGY Did Not Play
Dec 12 at OTT Did Not Play
Dec 10 OTT Did Not Play
Dec 7 at MON Did Not Play
Dec 5 NYR Did Not Play
Nov 30 at NJ Did Not Play
Nov 29 TOR Did Not Play
Nov 27 MON Did Not Play
Nov 24 DET Did Not Play
Nov 21 at PHI 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 2 16:32 0:00
Nov 19 STL Did Not Play
Nov 16 at TOR Did Not Play
Nov 15 TOR Did Not Play
Nov 12 LA 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 16:35 0:00
Nov 8 at ANH Did Not Play
Nov 7 at LA Did Not Play
Nov 5 at SJ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 1 19:37 0:00
Nov 2 ANH Did Not Play
Oct 31 at NYR Did Not Play
Oct 28 DAL Did Not Play
Oct 26 at TB Did Not Play
Oct 25 at FLA Did Not Play
Oct 23 BOS Did Not Play
Oct 19 COL 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 18:18 0:00
Oct 17 VAN Did Not Play
Oct 15 at NYI 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 3 2 19:16 0:00
Oct 14 MIN Did Not Play
Oct 12 at CHI Did Not Play
Oct 10 CLS 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 3 2 15:13 0:02
Oct 8 TB Did Not Play
Oct 5 at PIT Did Not Play
Oct 4 OTT Did Not Play
Oct 2 at DET Did Not Play

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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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

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