Michael Kostka
D FA
3 months ago

Kostka inked a deal with Skelleftea AIK of the Swedish Hockey League on Sept. 1, TSN reports.

EDGE Analysis

After 10 professional seasons and 85 NHL games, the former UMass-Amherst Minuteman has decided to try to rejuvenate his career in Sweden. Kostka has proven to be a productive player at the AHL level, recording 267 points in 517 games and will be hoping that his game translates to the larger ice surfaces used in Europe.

Michael Kostka
D FA
9 months ago

The Senators have traded Kostka along with forward Curtis Lazar to the Flames for blueliner Jyrki Jokipakka and a second-round draft pick, TSN.ca reports.

EDGE Analysis

Kostka, who did not see any action with Ottawa this season, does have 85 NHL games under his belt, so he could find his way into the Flames' lineup at some point. In 46 games with AHL Binghamton to date, the 31-year-old blueliner logged one goal and 12 points in 46 games.

Michael Kostka
D FA
1 year ago

Kostka was assigned to AHL Binghamton on Wednesday and will have to clear waivers Thursday to make it official, Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun reports.

EDGE Analysis

Kostka made 15 appearances last season with Ottawa, mostly due to the fact that they were suffering in the injury department. The blueliner dropped just one helper during his campaign, and now heading towards 31 years of age, he's not expected to make much noise moving forward.

Michael Kostka
D FA
1 year ago

Kostka signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Senators on Friday. The contract is worth $800,000 in the NHL and $325,000 in the minors.

EDGE Analysis

Kostka ended last season with the Senators (15 games), but the overwhelming majority of his season was spent with AHL Binghamton (49 games). Even with the availability of Mark Borowiecki (knee) still unclear to begin the season, Kostka will be on the fringe yet again during his fifth year in the league.

Michael Kostka
D FA
2 years ago

Kostka (undisclosed) will return to the lineup Saturday afternoon versus the Flyers, Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun reports.

EDGE Analysis

The timing is ideal, as the Senators reportedly will be without blueliner Marc Methot (illness) on Saturday. Just like the man he replaces, Kostka brings size to the lineup. However, he lacks NHL experience and thus has an extremely narrow window for success in the fantasy realm.

Michael Kostka
D FA
2 years ago

Kostka is dealing with an undisclosed injury that will prevent him from suiting up Thursday night against the Wild, Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun reports.

EDGE Analysis

Not much is known on Kostka's injury, with Garrioch simply stating that the defenseman is "banged up." As a result, TSN's Steve Lloyd reports the Sens have called up Ben Harpur from the minors.

Michael Kostka
D FA
2 years ago

Kostka impacted the scoresheet for the first time this season, registering an assist in Tuesday's 4-2 loss to the Capitals.

EDGE Analysis

Kostka has appeared in just eight games this season after being called up from AHL Binghamton on March 5, averaging 13:08 of ice time in that span. The 30-year-old could see a jump in activity with Dion Phaneuf (lower body) ailing, but with just 21 points in his career, it's unlikely the defenseman will seize this opportunity and produce.

Michael Kostka
D FA
2 years ago

Kostka was called up from AHL Binghamton early Saturday morning.

EDGE Analysis

Kostka was brought up to the parent club with fellow defenseman Mark Borowiecki (knee) out with a knee injury. Currently, there are seven healthy blueliners on the active roster for the Sens, meaning Kostka isn't a lock to play Saturday night against the Maple Leafs.

Michael Kostka
D FA
2 years ago

Kostka is returning to the AHL following a brief stint with Ottawa.

EDGE Analysis

Kostka has been called up to Ottawa twice, but has not cracked the lineup this season. The defenseman has been somewhat productive for Binghamton, netting a goal and 11 helpers in 23 games. A perennial journeyman, the 30-year-old has yet to stick with an NHL club in his career.

Michael Kostka
D FA
2 years ago

Kostka was recalled by the Senators on Wednesday, Bruce Garrioch of the Ottowa Sun reports.

EDGE Analysis

With some of Ottowa's defensemen dealing with injury, Kostka was recalled Wednesday along with Fredrik Claesson. Kostka has been productive through his 22 games on the ice with the Senators this season, recording 11 points (1 G, 10 A) in that span.