Predators Vs. Coyotes, NHL Playoffs 2012: Rostislav Klesla Suspended One Game

The NHL has suspended Phoenix Coyotes defenseman Rostislav Klesla for Game 5 of the Coyotes Western Conference semifinals against the Nashville Predators for a hit he put on Predators forward Matt Halischuk in Game 4.

After the hit, Halischuk left the game for a short while while Klesla was given a 2:00 minute penalty.

The NHL's Department of Player Safety released a video explaining his suspension:

In 10 games this post-season, the 6'3 220 defenseman has two goals and four assists.

For more coverage of this series, check out the exclusive SB Nation StoryStream. For more on the Predators, check in with On the Forecheck, and for more on the Coyotes, check in with Five For Howling.

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