MIKE KOSTKA NEWS

Rangers place Mike Kostka on waivers

The New York Rangers have placed defenseman Mike Kostka on waivers, as Dan Boyle is set to replace him in the lineup. Kostka’s stint in the lineup, first game and pair of epic turnovers aside, wasn’t terrible. He was a sub-50% possession player in 57% OZ starts, but he’s the 8D on the depth chart, […] The post Rangers place Mike Kostka on waivers appeared first on Blue Seat Blogs.
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November 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Lineup notes: Dan Boyle returns, Anthony Duclair still sitting

Per Sean Hartnett, the only lineup change being made tonight will be Dan Boyle returning to the lineup, replacing Mike Kostka. Likely riding the 5-0 win on Tuesday night, coach Alain Vigneault did not make any changes to his forward lines, which means Anthony Duclair will again be a scratch. Sooner or later, I’m going […] The post Lineup notes: Dan Boyle returns, Anthony Duclair...
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November 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Dreger: Boyle could return tomorrow

Per Darren Dreger, Rangers defenseman Dan Boyle, out since the opener with a broken hand, could return as soon as tomorrow. The Rangers could really use Boyle, who was signed to add some much-needed blue line scoring at even strength and on the powerplay. Mike Kostka has been the fill-in for Boyle, to mediocre results […] The post Dreger: Boyle could return tomorrow appeared first...
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November 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Jets 1, Rangers 0 (Shootout)

There are not many times that the Rangers could lose a home game to a below .500 team, hand a shutout to the statistically worst starting goaltender in the NHL (his first since last November), and leave most people largely satisfied with the performance. It’s hard to fault the Rangers’ performance tonight, though. Already missing Dan Boyle and John Moore, the Rangers lost Kevin...
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November 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers’ depth shining in the early going

Forget Mike Kostka. The one-game experiment with the 28-year-old defender notwithstanding, the Rangers’ depth has been extremely impressive so far this season. Derek Stepan and Dan Boyle are two enormous losses that most teams wouldn’t be able to withstand, but New York has weathered the storm remarkably well through seven games. It hasn’t been easy. Poor planning […] The...
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October 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Lineup notes: Hunwick back in, Kostka skating as extra

Can’t really say this was unexpected, but after Mike Kostka’s two turnovers last night, he was skating as the 7D in practice today, per Seth Rothman. Marc Staal was skating with Matt Hunwick, and Kevin Klein was still with John Moore. The forward lines remained unchanged, as Jesper Fast and J.T. Miller were the extras. The post Lineup notes: Hunwick back in, Kostka skating as...
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October 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers defense fails again, lose third straight

The Rangers defense failed them again last night, as they fell to the Islanders 6-3. This was the second straight game that the Rangers allowed six goals, and have allowed a whopping 17(!) in the past three games. The Rangers, for most of the game, controlled the Islanders, but the Mike Kostka turnovers turned the […] The post Rangers defense fails again, lose third straight appeared...
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October 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Lineup notes: Malone/Kostka in, Fast/Miller out

Per Seth Rothman, forward Ryan Malone will make his Rangers debut tonight against the Islanders, skating on the fourth line with Dominic Moore and Tanner Glass. Mats Zuccarello is also returning tonight, so J.T. Miller and Jesper Fast will be the healthy scratches. Mike Kostka is skating with Marc Staal, with Kevin Klein back with […] The post Lineup notes: Malone/Kostka in, Fast...
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October 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Sami Salo Can Replace Dan Boyle

It’s just the Rangers’ luck that Dan Boyle was the victim of a slap shot to the hand on Thursday night. Faced with his absence for up to six weeks, the Rangers find themselves in a bind. For the moment, they’ve called up Mike Kostka from Hartford. Should Kostka not pan out, the Rangers can make continue reading...
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October 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers recall Mike Kostka

It comes with no surprise that the Rangers have recalled defenseman Mike Kostka from the Hartford Wolf Pack. With Dan Boyle out, the Rangers were short one right-handed defenseman, and Kosta was the only logical choice to fill in at the moment (Dylan McIlrath needs top minutes in the AHL). Matt Hunwick is a left-handed […] The post Rangers recall Mike Kostka appeared first on Blue Seat Blogs.
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October 10, 2014  |  Discuss

All That Has Transpired: Tampa Bay Lightning

We’re going to take a look at each NHL team, breaking down every new addition and subtraction, as well as promising prospects. Today, we take a look at the Tampa Bay Lightning.By:  Allen Smithee 2014 Season: 46-27-9 (2nd in Atlantic Division, 3rd in Eastern Conference) Additions: C Brian Boyle LW Brenden Morrow D Jason Garrison D Anton Stralman G Evgeni Nabokov Subtractions:...
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October 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Derek Stepan’s injury leaves multiple roster options

Three cuts were made yesterday, as Matt Lombardi, Steve Kampfer, and Mike Kostka were all placed on waivers. There are more cuts coming today, as Alain Vigneault will need to trim the roster to 22-23 players. That number may or may not include Derek Stepan, who is out with a broken fibula. There are two […] The post Derek Stepan’s injury leaves multiple roster options appeared...
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October 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Matt Hunwick wins the ‘battle’ for the Rangers seventh defenseman

The Rangers placed Matt Lombardi, Mike Kostka, Steven Kampfer, and Cedric Desjardins on waivers today. Although the Rangers official roster won’t be known until tomorrow, we can note that this means Matt Hunwick has won the seventh Rangers defenseman job. Prior to training camp, it looked like the Rangers figured Kostka would be their seventh defenseman. But continue reading...
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October 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers waive Lombardi, Kostka, Kampfer

Per Renaud Lavoie, the Rangers have waived center Matt Lombardi and defensemen Steve Kampfer and Mike Kostka. As a formality, they have also placed goalie Cedrick Desjardins on waivers, but that was expected. He wasn’t on waivers during the last round of cuts because he was injured, and injured players cannot be waived. This means that […] The post Rangers waive Lombardi, Kostka...
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October 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Preseason Game 5: Rangers vs. Blackhawks

The New York Rangers host the Chicago Blackhawks at Madison Square Garden at 7pm for their fifth preseason game. TV: MSG Radio: None Live Stream (Don’t click on ads in stream, may download virus):http://ifirstrowus.eu/watch/287342/1/watch-new-york-rangers-vs-chicago-blackhawks.html Probable line-ups: Goalies: Henrik Lundqvist, Cam Talbot Defensemen: Dan Boyle, Dan Girardi...
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October 03, 2014  |  Discuss

New York Rangers season capsule

NEW YORK RANGERS LAST SEASON: 45-31-6, 96 points. Finished 2nd in Metropolitan Division, 5th in Eastern Conference. Lost to Los Angeles Kings in Stanley Cup finals. COACH: Alain Vigneault, 2nd season with Rangers (45-31-6); 13th overall in NHL (467-319-102). ADDED: D Dan Boyle, D Mike Kostka, D Matt Hunwick, C Chris Mueller, LW Tanner Glass, G Cedrick Desjardins, C Matthew Lombardi...
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October 01, 2014  |  Discuss

New lines for kids heading into Monday’s game

Per Andrew Gross, Alain Vigneault has new lines for tomorrow’s preseason game against the “out for blood” Flyers: Kevin Hayes-Chris Mueller-Anthony Duclair Chris Kreider-Derick Brassard-Mats Zuccarello Rick Nash-JT Miller-Marty St. Louis Marek Hrivik-Matthew Lombardi-Jesper Fast Marc Staal-Dan Boyle Mat Bodie-Dylan McIlrath Matt Hunwick-Mike Kostka Ryan McDonagh-Steve Kampfer...
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September 28, 2014  |  Discuss

What The New Rangers Bring

Since July 1st, where the Rangers did not make a big splash and instead brought in what they felt were outside needs that filled gaps, there has been a suspicion whether they have gotten better or worse. Out went Brian Boyle, Derek Pouliot, Anton Stralman, and Derek Dorsett and all of a sudden this team is missing some key players from last seasons Stanley Cup run.  The new...
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July 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers sign Mike Kostka

The Rangers have signed defenseman Mike Kostka to a one year deal. I haven’t been able to link the dollar figure, but it is below $700K per. He replaces Justin Falk as the Rangers right handed seventh defenseman. You remember him, right? He’s serviceable in that role. With that, the Rangers defense is basically set. Dan Boyle is the round peg that will be sledge hammered into...
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July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers sign Dan Boyle, Mike Kostka

The Rangers have officially replaced both Anton Stralman and Raphael Diaz, signing UFA defensemen Dan Boyle and Mike Kostka. Boyle got two years and $4.5 million per year, with a no-movement clause (relatively pointless). Boyle’s #fancystats aren’t terrible, but he’s been exploited a few times for losing his foot speed. The cap hit isn’t terrible, […] The post Rangers sign...
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July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Lightning' Mike Kostka suffers concussion

The Tampa Bay Lightning have announced that Mike Kostka suffered a concussion after receiving an illegal hit to the head on Tuesday night while facing the Montreal Canadiens. Late in the third period, Kostka was skating and received an illegal hit from the Habs defenseman Douglas Murray. Kostka fell to the ice and laid motionless for several moments. Medics came to see him and...
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April 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Douglas Murray Is Going To Be Suspended For This Awful Hit On Mike Kostka

Montreal Canadiens defenseman Douglas Murray delivered this disgusting hit to the head of Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Mike Kostka late in the third period of Tuesday night’s game in Tampa. After Kostka skates the puck into the Lightning’s offensive zone and throws a pass back to a teammate, Murray clearly leaves his feet and targets the head as he extends the elbow on Kostka...
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April 01, 2014  |  Discuss

(video) Douglas Murray on Mike Kostka

Here's the video of the Douglas Murray on Mike Kostka. It's pretty clear that it's a shoulder to the head. Murray has a hearing with the NHL's department of player safety. Murray never been suspended by the NHL according to his player page on TSN.CA.Moment of impact on Murray-Kostka hit. #Habs #Bolts pic.twitter.com/NjNt4LYX19— NHLEXPERTPICKS.COM (@NHLexpertpicks) April 2, 2014
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April 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Douglas Murray hit on Mike Kostka (GIFS)

GIF: Doug Murray elbowing Mike Kostka in the head. Awful. http://t.co/El6d6JAUyQ— Pat Iversen (@PatIversen) April 2, 2014Hab's defenseman Douglas Murray should be getting a long suspension from the NHL's Department of Player Safety after this dirty, bush-league hit on Lightning defenseman Mike Kostka. This is unacceptable. What's your prediction for this suspension?
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April 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Douglas Murray Levels Mike Kostka With Extremely Dirty Hit

Montreal Canadiens defenseman Douglas Murray saw Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Mike Kostka had his head down and threw a flying elbow at him. Murray connected and Kostka was knocked out cold by the unnecessarily dirty hit. No doubt Brendan Shanahan will be suspending Murray for this one. [@PeteBlackburn] The post Douglas Murray Levels Mike Kostka With Extremely Dirty Hit appeared...
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April 01, 2014  |  Discuss
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