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Phoenix Coyotes recall D Klesla, expect D Michalek out for a while with lower-body injury

GLENDALE, Ariz. – The Phoenix Coyotes have recalled defenceman Rostislav Klesla from their AHL affiliate in Portland, Maine.

The Coyotes also said defenceman Zbynek Michalek will be out indefinitely after suffering a lower-body injury against Montreal on Tuesday night. He left early in the first period against the Canadiens and has left the team for further evaluation.

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Once one of Phoenix’s top defencemen, Klesla was sent down last month after struggling at the start of the season and clearing waivers. He had a goal and two assists in 15 games with the Coyotes after missing three games due to a concussion suffered in preseason.