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Mike Kostka | Defenseman | #21

Team: Ottawa Senators
Age / DOB:  (30) / 11/28/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 210
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Mike Kostka has been returned to the minors.
He was a healthy scratch for Wednesday's game against New Jersey after he was called up from the minors as insurance. Marc Methot and Mark Borowiecki were fine to play in the match. Thu, Dec 31, 2015 10:40:00 AM

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Mike Kostka has been summoned from Binghamton of the AHL.

He has 12 points in 23 games in the minors this year. Coach Dave Cameron said the the Senators have some "banged up guys," including Marc Methot, but it's uncertain if Kostka will play Wednesday.
Wed, Dec 30, 2015 01:52:00 PM

The Ottawa Senators have sent Mike Kostka back to AHL Binghamton.

The 30-year-old defender has been unable to establish himself in the NHL, playing in 70 games since playing his first in the 2012-13 season. His demotion is an indication that Patrick Wiercioch is nearing a return to Ottawa's blue line.
Sun, Nov 29, 2015 01:46:00 PM

The Ottawa Senators have recalled Mike Kostka from the minors.

Kosta had one goal and six points with a plus-nine rating for the baby Sens this season in 15 games. He was recalled with Patrick Wiercioch injured. He has no fantasy value at this time.
Source: NHL.com
Sat, Nov 21, 2015 08:47:00 AM

The Senators have signed veteran defenceman Mike Kostka to a one-year, two-way deal worth $800,000.

Kostka split time between the Rangers and their affiliate in Hartford in 2014-15 registering 30 points in 63 AHL games and one point in seven NHL games. Kostka will serve as organizational depth for the Sens and as a result has no fantasy value.
Wed, Jul 1, 2015 03:23:00 PM

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.
Fri, Nov 14, 2014 01:23:00 PM

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.
Fri, Nov 14, 2014 01:06:00 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.
Thu, Nov 13, 2014 01:48:00 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.
Thu, Oct 30, 2014 08:50:00 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.
Sat, Oct 11, 2014 12:35:00 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.
Sun, Oct 5, 2014 12:38:00 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.
Sun, Oct 5, 2014 09:11:00 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.
Sat, Oct 4, 2014 08:26:00 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.
Tue, Jul 1, 2014 12:59:00 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.
Thu, Apr 10, 2014 04:08:00 PM

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