Blackhawks Place Mike Kostka On Waivers

On Saturday, the Blackhawks placed defenseman Mike Kostka on waivers.

Kostka, 28, has two goals and one assist in nine games with the Hawks this season.

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15 Responses to Blackhawks Place Mike Kostka On Waivers

  1. wilmer girard says:

    Kostka on waivers = a trade very soon or a free agent signed at SOTCHI ???

  2. Arnold Ziffel says:

    Kostka was a waste. Might be Johns getting a call up.

  3. Tab Bamford says:

    Can’t get called up during your college season without a contract… so no, it won’t be Johns

  4. ebonyraptor says:

    Didn’t need the roster spot because the Hawks had only 22 on the roster. His cap hit was just a smidge over minimum so waiving him isn’t going to help the cap space out a whole lot – frees up enough to sign a low cost guy and hope for a Handzus redux rather than a Morrison failure.

    A big MEH.

  5. David Bonnema says:

    Why would they sign someone from Sochi?

  6. MS says:

    Could this mean that either Clendening or Dahlbeck will get a chance to play a game or two with the Hawks over the next month? I don’t see them filling the roster slot with another d-man for the rest of the year. Many of us were scratching our heads as to why we carried 8 d-men for so long.

  7. ebonyraptor says:

    I know it’s the Hawks that are the first priority and if they needed a player from the Icehogs then they call them up – no question. But, hopefully they don’t call up Clendening or Dahlbeck just to give them a game of two because the Hogs have been on a nice little roll lately and have a shot at making the playoffs this year. I’d rather see the Hogs lineup stay as is and let them ride this momentum they have going than to dick around with calling players up when they’re not really needed. It would be a good learning experience for the Hogs players to make the playoffs which many of the players on the roster have never experienced.

  8. Sr. Brad says:

    What Tab didn’t mention in the article was that it was the decision to keep Kostka on the NHL roster out of camp, and not expose him, that led to the release of Ryan Stanton…a player that even the Canucklehead fans like…

    Plus, it was the decision to keep Kostka on the NHL roster all season, until now, that limited the ability for Chicago to play say a Brandon Pirri AND Jeremy Morin together on the roster without having to wait for an injury…or to keep Joakim Nordstrom on the roster and work with the NHL team while he worked on his exiting the defensive zone game…

    No one here, as of yet, has mentioned any of this…the move to keep Kostka, until now, has come with a LOT of consequences…and clearly it has FAILED.

    What’s done is done…hopefully, this space and salary will allow us to bring up say Morin for the rest of the year, and allow him to play NHL games and continue to work on his NHL game…which is what should have been done all year.

    ER, as for Rockford, I love the Hogs, but player development and the status of the Blackhawks is more important…and with the Hogs at 28-21 (9-1-1 over their last 11), and LaBarbera manning the nets, they are going to make the playoffs even without a Jeremy Morin…

  9. morrison says:

    Yea, ER/Brad your right about that stuff. Plus 96 can provide that off. if 11 is up.

    Bowman gets good offer, by having 12 on ahl roster, we can add a 1.522 contract.

  10. morrison says:

    I still do not understand the pro rated cap space, does that mean with 20 games its 1.522 x4 for 6.088 contract. Then does the 1.011 ltir mess that up…

  11. morrison says:

    Keeping everyone and adding a player at deadline…

    Capgeek has .212, add .625 and that’s .837 x 4(20 games) leaves us to add 3.5 contract.

  12. morrison says:

    Disregard the last 3 posts…

    Capgeek has the .212, add Kostka .625 and Regin .375 and that’s 1.212
    Retain half salary and that means we can keep everyone and add a 2.4 contract.

  13. Sr. Brad says:

    Thanks Mo…

  14. wall says:

    I would love to see Dbeck or Cdening play 4-6 games in a row… just to see if they are ready or not… IF one is Ready- makes Oduya or another D-man expendable for a trade and upgrade In the near future (probably off-season)… BUT this could be a great chance for the Hawks/SB to see HOW ready they are.

    Noticed that 27 missed couple games down the stretch for Hawks… Plays for Sweden- and didn’t seem to skate much (or at least I didn’t notice him in 2nd half of Gold game)
    Is he still HURT??? Really bad/selfish choice if Yes!!!

  15. Tab Bamford says:

    Wall: Oduya played plenty of minutes in the tournament. He sat most of the second half of the gold medal game because they skated Ekman – Larsson heavier minutes to generate offense

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