Bartkowski signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Wild on Tuesday. Bartkowski essentially spent the entirety of the 2018-19 campaign in the minors, notching four goals and 19 points while posting a plus-11 rating in 70 contests. The 31-year-old blueliner is nothing more than an organizational depth option at this stage in his career and will carry zero fantasy value in 2019-20.
Bartkowski was assigned to AHL Iowa on Monday. Bartkowski scored a goal during his two-game stint with the big club before heading back down to the minors. His demotion suggests that Nick Seeler (upper body) will likely be set to play in the team's next game in Toronto on Thursday.
The Wild recalled Bartkowski from AHL Iowa on Saturday. Bartkowski has 253 career NHL games under his belt, but he has spent the whole season in the minors, recording nine points in 28 games. The veteran blueliner could slot into Saturday's game versus the Jets with Mathew Dumba (pectoral) out for three months and Nick Seeler (undisclosed) considered questionable.
Bartkowski was waived by the Wild on Saturday, Michael Russo of The Athletic reports. Bartkowski failed to record a point through five preseason games with the Wild, even though he was heavily featured by means of averaging 20:42 of ice time. He'll head to AHL Iowa in the likely event that he passes through waivers unclaimed.
Bartkowski agreed to a one-year, two-way deal with Minnesota worth $650,000. The 6-foot-1 Pittsburgh native scored just one goal and five points in 42 games with Calgary over the last two seasons. Bartkowski has posted a pair of 18-point campaigns in his NHL career but has watched his playing time slowly disappear, averaging just 13:21 of ice time in 18 games last season.
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