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The Senators have recalled Kostka from AHL Binghamton.

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Kostka signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Senators on Wednesday.

The 29-year-old Kostka made seven appearances for the Rangers last season when injuries compromised their defensive depth, but otherwise spent the majority of his campaign with the club's AHL affiliate in Hartford. Kostka will likely receive a token chance to win a spot as the Sens' seventh defenseman out of training camp, though even if he wins that role, it's one that will likely be bereft of fantasy value.

Michael Kostka D OTT 1 year ago

Kostka was placed on waivers Thursday, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.

Kostka's placement on waivers will clear the way for the Rangers to activate Dan Boyle from injured reserve, as he returns to the lineup after missing the previous 14 games with a broken hand. With one point in seven contests and a propensity for making mistakes in his own zone, Kostka didn't do much to warrant sticking around with the Rangers much longer.

Michael Kostka D OTT 1 year ago

Kostka was recalled from AHL Hartford on Friday.

With Dan Boyle sidelined for the next four-to-six weeks with a broken hand, Kostka will restore some depth along the Rangers blue line. It seems unlikely that he'll break into the lineup, however, as Matt Hunwick looks to be first in line to replace Boyle.

Michael Kostka D OTT 1 year ago

The Rangers placed Kostka on waivers on Sunday, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.

Kostka scored four goals and seven assists in 28 games played with the Blackhawks and Lightning last season. New York already had a solid core of defensemen so Kostka would have been low on the depth chart if he made the team. He will have a low fantasy impact if he does see time in the NHL this year.

Michael Kostka D OTT 1 year ago

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.

Michael Kostka D OTT 2 years ago

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.

Michael Kostka D OTT 2 years ago

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.

Michael Kostka D OTT 2 years ago

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.

Michael Kostka D OTT 2 years ago

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

Canadiens blueliner Doug Murray appeared to hit Kostka with an elbow to the head on the play 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.