Rostislav Klesla

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    • Sabres' Klesla Clears Waivers

      News: Rostislav Klesla (suspension) cleared unconditional waivers, TSN's Darren Dreger reports.
      Analysis: Rostislav Klesla wants to play in Europe, and he'll apparently get his wish. His play declined the last few seasons, so his desire to play elsewhere might have something to do with job security.
    • Sabres Placed Klesla On Waivers

      News: Rostislav Klesla (suspension) has been placed on unconditional waivers, TSN's Darren Dreger reports.
      Analysis: Rostislav Klesla has been on the suspended list since failing to report to AHL Rochester after being traded to the Sabres in early March, but the Sabres finally decided to renounce his rights. Klesla has made it clear that he wants to play in Europe, so it remains to be seen if another team will put in a waiver claim for him.
    • Sabres Suspend Klesla

      News: Rostislav 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.
      Analysis: Rostislav Klesla seems intent on finishing his career in Europe, but it looks like the Sabres aren't going to just roll over even though the veteran was a throw-in with the Michal Neuvirth-Jaroslav Halak deal. The Sabres went through this earlier this season when youngster Mikhail Grigorenko didn't want to report back to juniors, but Grigorenko eventually relented. We'll see what happens in Klesla's case.
    • Sabres' Klesla Done With NHL

      News: Rostislav Klesla will not report the Sabres' AHL affiliate and plans to continue his career in Europe, TSN's Darren Dreger reports.
      Analysis: As previously speculated, Rostislav Klesla's announcement that he has retired from the NHL is no surprise. The 659-game veteran has actually enjoyed quite a lengthy career in the NHL, but his play over the past two years has nose-dived. The Czech defenseman is the second foreign-born player to leave Buffao for the European leagues after Sweden's Linus Omark. The next move will be placing Klesla on $125 waivers to terminate his contract, which he will certainly agree to. The Sabres get rid of out of a contract they had no intention of extending, and the key piece in that deal was Michal Neuvirth.
    • Sabres' Klesla Has Not Reported To AHL

      News: Rostislav Klesla was assigned to the AHL following a trade from Washington, but he has yet to report for duty, reports The Olean Times Herald.
      Analysis: This is the second time that's happened this season - earlier in the year, Swedish forward Linus Omark refused to report to Rochester and signed a contract with Lulea HF in the Swedish Hockey League. It's too early to speculate where Rostislav Klesla is right now and why he hasn't reported to Rochester, but the 31-year-old defenseman wasn't happy with his demotion to the AHL earlier in the year. The 659-game veteran has likely seen the last of his NHL days. There is little incentive to play in the AHL or for Buffalo when there are more lucrative offers in Europe, where he can also play closer to home. Stay tuned.
    • Sabres' Klesla To Report To AHL

      News: Rostislav Klesla will report to AHL Rochester, John Vogl of the Buffalo News reports.
      Analysis: The 31-year-old was essentially a throw-in piece with Michal Neuvirth in Wednesday's trade that sent Jaroslav Halak to the Capitals. Rostislav Klesla likely doesn't have much of a future with the Sabres and will mostly function as organizational depth. His play has fallen off since leaving Columbus, and he never quite fit in Phoenix. He has an uphill climb to play on the Sabres, with the team likely opting for a younger lineup most nights.
    • Klesla Headed To Buffalo

      News: The Sabres have traded Jaroslav Halak and a third-round pick in 2015 to the Capitals for Rostislav Klesla and Michal Neuvirth, reports.
      Analysis: Rostislav Klesla notched four points in 25 games with the Coyotes before being sent to the Caps on Tuesday. Before he could play a game in a Washington uniform though, he was sent the Sabres, where he'll provide the team with blue line depth in the final year of his current contract.
    • Klesla Dealt To Capitals In Four-Player Trade

      News: Rostislav 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.
      Analysis: Rostislav Klesla has bounced between the Coyotes and AHL Portland throughout the season and will mostly function as organizational depth for his new club. Though he'll report to AHL Hershey, the 31-year-old Klesla is not considered a prospect.
    • Coyotes' Klesla Sent To AHL

      News: Rostislav Klesla, who was waived the second time this season on Thursday, has cleared waivers and will report to AHL Portland.
      Analysis: The veteran's game has not been up to par this season, and although his stay in Portland was short last time due to injuries on the Coyotes, it is not clear how long he will be down this time around.
    • Coyotes Waive Kleska

      News: Kleska was placed on waivers Thursday, Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic reports.
      Analysis: It's the second time this season that Rostislav Klesla has been waived. If he clear waivers again and is assigned to AHL Portland, that would allow the Coyotes to activate Zbynek Michalek from injured reserve and use him in Thursday's game vs. the Canucks.
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