BOSTON, MA –
Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced today that they have recalled defenseman Matt Bartkowski
from the Providence Bruins on an emergency basis (American Hockey League) and placed Mark Stuart on injured reserve. Bartkowski will join Boston in Pittsburgh and be available for Monday’s game against the Penguins (7:30 p.m, TV: VERSUS, RADIO: 98.5 The Sports Hub). This is the Pittsburgh, PA native’s first career NHL recall.
The 22-year-old Bartkowski has skated in 34 games for the P-Bruins this season with 4-8=12 totals. He traveled with the Boston Bruins on their preseason trip to Belfast and Prague but did not see any NHL regular season action before being assigned to Providence on October 6. Prior to joining Providence, Bartkowski played for Ohio State University and appeared in 80 games over two seasons with 11-27=38 totals from 2008-2010.
Bartkowski was acquired by the Bruins on March 3, 2009 from the Florida Panthers with Dennis Seidenberg
for Byron Bitz, Craig Weller and a 2010 second round pick. He was originally selected by the Florida Panthers in the seventh round (190th overall) in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.
Stuart sustained a fractured right finger in the club’s game on December 7 and has been sidelined since then. Stuart was expected to miss 4-6 weeks with the injury. He has skated in 26 games this year with 0-2=2 totals.