It was reported on Sunday that Tampa claimed defenseman Mike Kostka off waivers from Chicago. In doing so, the Bolts did the Hawks a huge favor.
TSN’s Darren Dreger is reporting that the Tampa Bay Lightning have claimed defenseman Mike Kostka off waivers.
Jonathan Toews and Duncan Keith now have as many gold medals as they do Stanley Cup rings.
Niklas Backstrom will miss the gold medal game on Sunday because
of a migraine he allegedly used a banned substance. While a migraine using allergy meds may or may not have an impact on his play when he returns to the NHL in a couple of days, plenty of players are trading their national colors for a spot on the IR.
Here’s a brief look at the list of significant injuries suffered in Sochi:
NY Islanders: F John Tavares will miss the rest of the regular season (knee).
NY Rangers: F Mats Zuccarello will miss 3-4 weeks (hand).
Detroit: F Henrik Zetterberg will miss at least 2 months (back surgery).
Pittsburgh: D Paul Martin could miss up to 1 month (hand).
Florida: F Alexsander Barkov will miss 4-6 weeks (knee).
Columbus: D Fedor Tyutin will miss 2-3 weeks (ankle).
Florida: F Tomas Kopecky’s tournament ended early (concussion).
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.
Patrick Kane had a frustrating night and the United States didn’t show up as Finland rolled the Americans to capture the bronze medal.
On Friday, Sweden won a tight game 2-1 with rival Finland to advance. Later, Carey Price and Canada shutout the United States 1-0 to move on.
On Sunday, six Chicago Blackhawks will play for a gold medal in Sochi.
On Wednesday, the field was cut to four in Sochi. And on Friday morning, the United States will face Canada with a shot at the gold medal on the line.
On Tuesday, the first four games of the medal tournament at the 2014 Winter Olympics were contested and two Blackhawks saw their Olympics come to an end.
- Slovenia defeated Austria 4-0.
- Russia defeated Norway 4-0.
- Latvia upset Switzerland 3-1.
- And the Czech Republic defeated Slovakia 5-3.
The times for the play-in games of the medal tournament at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi were announced on Monday morning. All four play-in games are Tuesday.
The play-in game start times are as follows:
- #5 Russia vs. #12 Norway - 7:30 a.m. ET at Bolshoy Ice Dome.
The winner will play #4 Finland at 7:30 a.m. ET on Wednesday.
- #6 Switzerland vs #11 Latvia at noon ET at Bolshoy Ice Dome.
The winner will play #3 Canada at noon ET on Wednesday.
- #7 Czech Republic vas. #10 Slovakia at noon ET at Shayba Arena.
The winner will play #2 United States at noon ET Wednesday (on NBCSN).
- #8 Slovenia vs. #9 Austria at 3 a.m. ET at Bolshoy Ice Dome.
The winner will play #1 Sweden at 3 a.m. ET on Wednesday.