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Mike Kostka | Defenseman

Team: New York Rangers
Age / DOB:  (29) / 11/28/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 210
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Mike Kostka has been sent to AHL Hartford.
Kostka successfully cleared waivers, so this move was expected. He has an assist in seven games with the Rangers in 2014-15. Nov 14 - 1:23 PM

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Mike Kostka went unclaimed on waivers.

Kostka has an assist in seven games with the Rangers this season. The 28-year-old blueliner should be regarded as an organizational depth defenseman.
Nov 14 - 1:06 PM

Mike Kostka has been placed on waivers.

He has one assist in seven games with the New York Rangers this season. Just an FYI as he shouldn't be on your fantasy radar.
Nov 13 - 1:48 PM

Mike Kostka is expected to dress Saturday after John Moore was suspended.

Kostka has been stuck in the press box since Oct. 14. He's not bad offensively, so he might be a half-decent short-term pickup in standard leagues if you're desperate for a defenseman.
Oct 30 - 8:50 AM

Well that didn't take long. Michael Kostka has been recalled from AHL Hartford to replace the injured Dan Boyle in New York.

However, coach Alain Vigneault noted that Matt Hunwick will likely pair on John Moore's right side Saturday night in Columbus. Leaving Kostka in the press box, at least for now.
Oct 11 - 12:35 AM

The New York Rangers have placed Matthew Lombardi, Michael Kostka, Steven Kampfer and Cedric Desjardins on waivers.

Kostka played in 28 games with Tampa Bay and Chicago last season. Lombardi was out of the NHL last season. He registered 50 points in 46 games in the Swiss league last season.
Oct 5 - 12:38 PM

Mike Kostka could be the favorite over Matt Hunwick for the seventh spot on the Rangers defense.

It appears that Kostka's ability to block shots has been the final factor enabling him to take the spot although nothing will be official until Monday when the final cuts will likely be made. As a seventh defenseman, Kostka has no real fantasy value.
Oct 5 - 9:11 AM

Mike Kostka and Matt Hunwick are still in a battle for the seventh spot on the Rangers blueline.

Both played on Friday and each had an assist. With rosters needing to be at 23 by Tuesday, the Rangers only have a few days to decide. Both are depth defensemen who have little if any, fantasy value.
Oct 4 - 8:26 AM

The New York Rangers have signed defenseman Mike Kostka to a one-year contract.

No terms have been announced. Kostka is a depth defenseman who will see limited action with the Rangers unless there are significant injuries.
Jul 1 - 12:59 PM

Mike Kostka (concussion) will be back in the lineup on Thursday.

He was temporarily knocked unconscious and suffered his first concussion after he was victimized by illegal check to the head from Montreal's Doug Murray on Apr. 1. "In talking to the trainers and stuff, they said it's weird that sometimes the ones that look the worst are sometimes the ones that turn out to be quick recoveries," Kostka said. "There's really no rhyme or reason why you recover at the speed that you do." He'll be paired with Victor Hedman against Philadelphia. Kostka has five points and a plus-3 rating in 16 games for Tampa Bay.
Apr 10 - 4:08 PM

Mike Kostka (concussion) skated on Tuesday in a no-contact jersey.

"I'm feeling a little better every day and following the proper protocol to make sure we are not pushing it too hard," Kostka said. "I'm gradually picking things up so we don't have any setbacks on the road to recovery. I think I've been pretty fortunate." He suffered a concussion on Apr. 1 when he was hit by Montreal's Doug Murray.
Apr 9 - 8:47 AM

Mike Kostka did in fact suffer a concussion on Tuesday night.

He was on the receiving end of a hit to his head from Montreal's Doug Murray. There's no timetable set for his return and he is out indefinitely.
Apr 2 - 2:18 PM

Mike Kostka was nailed by an illegal check to the head in Tuesday's game against Montreal.

Canadiens blueliner Doug Murray delivered the hit and he received a match penalty for the play. Murray will have a disciplinary hearing with the league on Thursday. A stretcher came onto the ice, but Kostka was able to get up and skate off on his own after he temporarily lost consciousnesses. It wouldn't be a stretch to say that he was concussed, but the Lightning haven't updated his status yet.
Apr 2 - 11:27 AM

Mike Kostka scored a goal and registered an assist in Tampa Bay's 3-0 win on Saturday.

Kostka has stepped up since the Lightning claimed him off of waivers from the Chicago Blackhawks. He has two goals and five points in seven contests with Tampa Bay. We're not particularly excited about his recent offensive outburst as we don't expect it to last.
Mar 16 - 11:39 AM

Mike Kostka potted his first goal since Dec. 10 in Thursday's win against the Florida Panthers.

He has three points in six games since being acquired off waivers from Chicago.
Mar 14 - 9:22 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Derek Stepan
2Derick Brassard
3J.T. Miller
4Dominic Moore
LW1Chris Kreider
2Carl Hagelin
3Tanner Glass
RW1Martin St. Louis
2Mats Zuccarello
3Rick Nash
4Lee Stempniak
5Jesper Fast
6Kevin Hayes
D1Ryan McDonagh
2Daniel Girardi
3Marc Staal
4Kevin Klein
5John Moore
6Matt Hunwick
7Dan Boyle
G1Henrik Lundqvist
2Cameron Talbot