Klesla put on injured reserve with broken hand

Updated: November 10, 2005, 2:38 PM ET
Associated Press

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Rostislav Klesla was expected to miss six weeks after breaking his left hand in a fight, and was placed on injured reserve Thursday.

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2006 SEASON STATISTICS
GM G A PTS +/- PIM
4 1 0 1 .000 17.000

He was hurt in a 3-1 victory Wednesday night against St. Louis.

The 23-year-old Klesla missed the first 12 games of the season after he was diagnosed with a stress fracture in his right leg on Sept. 26. He returned Nov. 1 and scored a goal in the Blue Jackets' 5-1 loss to the Edmonton Oilers.

Klesla was the first draft pick in franchise history, and was chosen fourth overall in 2000. He has 15 goals and 33 assists in 206 career games.


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