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Phoenix defenseman Rostislav Klesa suspended for Game 5

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Phoenix Coyotes defenseman Rostislav Klesla has been suspended for Game 5 of the Western Conference semifinal by the NHL for boarding Nashville's Matt Halischuk in the 1st period of Game 4 Friday night. Halischuk was able to return to the game, but was clearly shaken up on the play. I'll have to be honest, I'm a little surprised at the call, as Klesla was given just a two-minute penalty on the play, doesn't have a particularly nasty history, and Halischuk didn't appear to be injured.

Brendan Shanahan's ruling follows: