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Wednesday's Coyotes Tracks - Klesla Waived

The biggest story last night for Phoenix was the placement of Rostislav Klesla on the waiver wire. More on that and other stories in today's edition of the Tracks.

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Coyotes News

Coyotes waive veteran defenseman Klesla - Fox Sports Arizona
Unhappy with his lack of physical play, and mired in a 3-game losing streak, Coyotes waive Rusty Klesla.

Phoenix Coyotes Waive Defenseman Rostislav Klesla - Five For Howling
Veteran defenseman placed on waivers Tuesday morning.

Rusty gone? Coyotes waive veteran d-man Klesla | ProHockeyTalk
So what now?

Phoenix Coyotes captain Shane Doan continues to produce -
After bravely wearing the face-of-the-franchise label through four years of off-ice drama, it’s entirely appropriate that Coyotes captain Shane Doan is enjoying a renaissance-type season.

Everybody gets paid: NHL's multi-billion-dollar Canadian TV deal enriches league from top to bottom - Yahoo Sports
This is huge for the Coyotes' bottom line.

Coyotes look to get back in win column in Minnesota - Fox Sports Arizona
Coyotes have followed a 3-1-0 stretch with three straight losses as they face the Wild.

Pirates News

Civic center trustees decline new talks with Pirates | Maine Business Journal
The trustees of the Cumberland County Civic Center declined an offer to resume talks with Portland Pirates hockey team leaders, saying they prefer to take the team’s lawsuit to court.

Arizona College Hockey

Cyclone Hockey swept by No. 1 Arizona State - Iowa State Daily: Sports
The buzzsaw that is ASU hockey rolls on.

News From Around the Hockey World

Ducks Done in by Dallas' Depth - Anaheim Calling
Good news, the Ducks kept Jamie Benn and Tyler Seguin off the score sheet. Bad news, they still lost 6-3.

Legal Look: The concussion lawsuit against the NHL - TSN
A great analysis of the upcoming concussion lawsuit.

Winter Olympics 2014: Handicapping the goalie battles for men's hockey -
The Olympics are rapidly approaching, and most national teams will solidify their rosters between Christmas and the New Year. Who are the front-runners in the crease?

Carolina Hurricanes' Kevin Westgarth suspended two games for boarding - Department of Player Safety News
Carolina Hurricanes forward Kevin Westgarth has been suspended for two games, without pay, for boarding Ottawa Senators defenseman Mark Borowiecki.

Alex Ovechkin and the quest for 70 goals -
Alex Ovechkin is doing something pretty special this season in Washington, and he has an outside shot at doing something that hasn't been done in the NHL since 1992-93.

Carolina Attendance Down This Season - Canes Country
Attendance is down 14.6% from last season and scoring is down 25% as Canes slide past quarter point.

Semyon Varlamov's play showing 'truth is on his side,' Russia GM says -
Um, let's hope that's just a very poor translation...

The truth behind recent NHL injuries -
Pavel Datsyuk's down, Francois Beauchemin's banged up & David Booth is...what? Something's going on here. These guys can't all possibly be hurt at the same time. Can they? (satire)

The Final Howl

Predators holiday card features bad acting, Seth Jones on quadruple-neck guitar (Video) | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports