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Mike Kostka | Defenseman

Team: New York Rangers
Age / DOB:  (28) / 11/28/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 210
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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

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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

Mike Kostka played in back-to-back games with the Tampa Bay Lightning over the weekend after being claimed off waivers from Chicago.

He was credited with five blocked shots and logged 8:42 of ice time in Saturday's win over Dallas and he produced two assists during 12:11 of action versus Colorado on Sunday. "It felt good to get back into it," said Kostka, who hadn't played since Jan. 26. "I was looking back to the last time I played and didn't realize that it had been about a month and half ago, so it was nice to get back out there and shake the rust off." He played under Lightning coach Jon Cooper while in AHL Norfolk, so the move to Tampa Bay could be very beneficial to him.
Mar 3 - 11:22 AM

Mike Kostka was claimed off waivers by the Tampa Bay Lightining Sunday afternoon after bering waived by Chicago on Saturday.

The 28 year-old adds some bulk to the Bolts' blueline, and has been quite responsible on a loaded Blackhawks' defense core this season so far with two goals, an assist and plus three rating in nine games.
Feb 23 - 12:52 PM

Mike Kostka has been placed on waivers by Chicago.

In nine games with Chicago, he has two goals and one assist. Kostka has been sharing time as the team's sixth defenseman, with Michal Rozsival and Sheldon Brookbank, but he hasn't played in nearly as many games as they have.
Feb 22 - 1:49 PM

Mike Kostka skated on the wing during Sunday's loss to Winnipeg.

Bryan Bickell was made a healthy scratch, so Kostka played alongside Kris Versteeg and Michal Handzus instead. He ended up with just 7:26 of ice time in the contest. Kostka has three points in nine games this year.
Jan 27 - 10:49 AM

Mike Kostka will be in the Blackhawk lineup against Montreal Saturday night.

He will dress as the team's 6th defenseman at the expense of Michal Rozsival. Even when he is in the Hawk lineup, Kostka has no fantasy value.
Jan 11 - 12:23 PM

Mike Kostka scored his second goal of the season and he added an assist on Tuesday.

He opened the scoring in Chicago's 6-2 victory over Dallas. Kostka missed 22 games with a right foot injury and got back into the lineup for the first time since Oct. 19 on Tuesday night. He has three points in three contests this campaign.
Wed, Dec 11, 2013 08:30:00 AM

The Chicago Blackhawks activated Mike Kostka (foot) from the injured reserve and recalled him fro the IR on Sunday.

JFYI as he's not very useful in fantasy.
Sun, Dec 8, 2013 03:21:00 PM

Mike Kostka (foot) has been sent to the minors for a conditioning stint.

Kostka hasn't played since Oct. 19 and has participated in just two games all season. He's not expected to have any fantasy value in standard leagues this season.
Wed, Dec 4, 2013 01:10:00 PM

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