Coyotes waive veteran defenseman Klesla
NOV 26, 2013 9:33a ET
The Coyotes are still uncertain whether defenseman Zbynek Michalek is ready to come off injured reserve (lower body injury). In the likely event he is not, they would either have to recall a defenseman from Portland of the AHL or acquire a player to give them seven healthy defensemen on the roster.
Coyotes general manager Don Maloney noted last week that 2010 first-round pick Brandon Gormley (10th overall) is overdue for a shot at the NHL level. He also told FOX Sports Arizona's Todd Walsh on Tuesday that Chris Summers is playing very well defensively. Both are left shots, like Klesla, and currently playing with Portland.