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Klesla to meet with NHL over his shove on Halischuk

May 5, 2012, 1:45 PM EDT

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Last night we saw Coyotes defenseman Rostislav Klesla shove Predators forward Matt Halischuk from behind resulting in an ugly first period hit some thought would be suspension-worthy.

Turns out it was as the NHL will be meeting with Klesla on Sunday afternoon to see if he’ll be sitting out of Game 5 in Glendale on Monday night. Should Klesla wind up being suspended, the Coyotes will be losing their top defender and surprise offensive contributor.

Through the playoffs, Klesla has two goals and four assists and is fourth on the team in points. Losing him would make things a bit harder on Phoenix as they’d be looking to clinch the series. Halischuk was not seriously hurt on the play as he left the game briefly but returned.

  1. xaf605 - May 5, 2012 at 1:58 PM


  2. yotesfan3 - May 5, 2012 at 2:47 PM

    They called it on the ice, that should be it!

  3. vshehane - May 6, 2012 at 10:35 AM

    Yes they called it and gave him 2 minutes but it was so dirty it does deserve another look.

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