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Lightning claim D Kostka off waivers

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The Tampa Bay Lightning claimed defenseman Mike Kostka off waivers from the Chicago Blackhawks on Sunday.

Kostka, 28, had two goals and one assist in nine games with the Blackhawks this season and averaged 14:26 minutes of ice time.

In two seasons with the Blackhawks and Toronto Maple Leafs, Kostka has two goals and nine assists with 35 penalty minutes over 44 games.

Kostka is signed to a one-year, two-way contract worth $325,000 per season at the minor league level.

In 343 career AHL games over seven seasons, Kostka has 37 goals and 184 points.
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