Bartkowski scored his first goal of the season in Saturday's overtime win over the Blues. The third-pairing defender isn't known for his offense -- Bartkowski has just two points this season in 17 games and 44 in 228 games over the last seven seasons.
Bartkowski agreed to terms on a two-year, two way deal with the Flames on Thursday, Kristen Odland of Postmedia reports. Just a day after signing a professional tryout agreement, Bartkowski penned a deal with Calgary. With the expansion draft coming this summer, some teams are in a crunch to find players that meet the requirements for being eligible for selection. The 28-year-old will fill that gap for the Flames and could get the chance to showcase his abilities and earn a spot with the Golden Knights. In the meantime, the signing puts Calgary over the 23-man roster limit, so they will need to send somebody down to the minors, with Brett Kulak the leading candidate.
Bartkowski signed a professional tryout contract with the Flames on Wednesday. A smooth-skating blueliner, Bart had been playing for AHL Providence within the Bruins organization. Over 34 games, he produced a pair of goals with eight helpers and 27 PIM. There's no guarantee that he'll latch on with the club beyond the tryout, so his fantasy prospects remain severely limited.
Bartkowski was released from his professional tryout with the Senators on Wednesday, Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun reports. With 2015 first-round pick Thomas Chabot taking the next step, Bartkowski was the odd man out. The 28-year-old didn't establish himself during the preseason (or training camp), recording just one assist and struggling to fit in on the ice.
Bartkowski inked a professional tryout agreement with the Senators on Friday. Given the lack of depth on the blue line in Ottawa, Bartkowski has a very good shot of making the final 23-man squad. The defenseman shouldn't be expected to garner a lot of points, considering he tied his career high with six goals and 12 helpers last season. While his fantasy value may be relatively low, the 28-year-old would be a solid depth addition to the organization if he secures a permanent deal.
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