Bartkowski is expected to make his Flames’ debut on Saturday.
Bartkowski, 28, has registered two goals and eight assists (10 points) in 34 games with Providence (AHL) before signing a two-way deal with the Flames earlier this week. He has 42 points (6G / 36A) in 211 career NHL games with the Bruins and Canucks.
The Bruins have settled its arbitration with Matt Bartkowski, they have agreed on a one-year deal worth$1.25 million.
Bartkowski, 26, had 18 assists and a plus-22 rating in 64 games with the Bruins last season. 2013-14 was Bartkowski's first full season in the NHL and he proved to be a more than capable NHL defenseman. However, the Bruins are really deep on the blueline and Bartkowski currently sits as their seventh or eighth defensemen and could end up being traded.
Bruins have signed D Matt Bartkowski to a 1-yr, 1-way contract extension through the 2013-14 worth $650,000 per season.
With Boychuk and McQuaid out with injuries Bartkowski has been thrust into the Bruins lineup. Bartkowski has three goals and 24 points with 56 penalty minutes in 56 games in the AHL this season. He has no points and a minus-2 in two games with the Bruins.
Competition for a berth on the Boston blueline is getting fierce, what with Matt Bartkowski and Steve Kampfer both making a bid for playing time with the big club.
Bartkowski could make the team in place of Joe Corvo or receive one of the first callups. Last season, the Pittsburgh native scored five goals and 23 points in 69 games with the Providence Bruins. He likely won't hold too much fantasy hockey value this season