Klesla, 31, has one goal, two assists and 10 penalty minutes in 15 games with the Coyotes this season. The 6-foot-3, 215-pound native of the Czech Republic has registered 48 goals, 110 assists and 606 penalty minutes in 649 NHL games with the Coyotes and Columbus Blue Jackets.
Klesla was the No. 4 pick in the 2000 NHL Draft by Columbus.
It was a different game in the past, that's for sure. It's not exactly what I was expecting but I think the experience paid off for a lot of our guys that realized what it takes in a Game 7. Realistically the effort we put forward, we might not even had to put 60 [minutes], but we just couldn't get a couple bounces to go our way and we just kept pushing.
— Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby on Washington's play in Game 7 vs. the Islanders