If no team claims Klesla by Wednesday, he will be assigned to Portland of the AHL.
Klesla had been one of Phoenix's core defensemen after arriving in the desert in a 2011 trade with Columbus. He appeared in 65 games in the 2011-12 season, when the Coyotes reached the Western Conference finals for the first time, and played 38 games during the lockout-shortened 2012-13 season, scoring two goals with six assists.
Klesla missed the first three games this season with a concussion sustained during a preseason game, and his minutes gradually declined over the past few weeks as the Coyotes struggled defensively. He has one goal and two assists in 15 games this season.
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