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Penguins' Matt Bartkowski: Secures PTO with Penguins
Bartkowski signed a professional tryout agreement with Pittsburgh on Friday.
Bartkowski has appeared in just three NHL contests over the last three seasons but has suited up in 256 games since the start of the 2010-11 campaign. The veteran blueliner will have a chance to compete for a bottom-pair or seventh defenseman role during training camp.... See More ... See Less
Wild's Matt Bartkowski: Shipped down to minors
Bartkowski was reassigned to AHL Iowa on Monday.
Bartkowski has appeared in just one game for the Wild this season in which he recorded two shots, one hit and one block while playing 13:02. Even if brought back up from the minors down the stretch, Bartkowski will be hard-pressed to break into the lineup, making him a low-end fantasy option.... See More ... See Less
Wild's Matt Bartkowski: Back to taxi squad
The Wild have reassigned Bartkowski to the taxi squad Thursday.
Bartkowski filled in during Tuesday's game against the Kings with a few players place in the COVID-19 protocol, earning 13:02 of ice time along with two shots. It's likely that the 32-year-old will spend a majority of the rest of the season on the taxi squad.... See More ... See Less
Wild's Matt Bartkowski: Up to active roster
Bartkowski was promoted from the taxi squad Saturday.
The Wild aren't scheduled to play again until Feb. 16, but that target date is still uncertain. Once the team returns to action, Bartkowski could be in the fold. The 32-year-old hasn't played an NHL game since the 2018-19 campaign.... See More ... See Less
Wild's Matt Bartkowski: Signs one-year pact
Bartkowski put pen to paper on a one-year, two-way contract with the Wild on Thursday.
Bartkowski played just one game for Minnesota this season, logging 9:59 of ice time in the team's final playoff contest. With AHL Iowa, the 32-year-old blueliner tallied two goals and 16 helpers in 55 outings. The veteran figures to continue playing primarily in the minors in a leadership role, though he could get the occasional promotion to the big club.... See More ... See Less
Wild's Matt Bartkowski: Sent back to bus league
The Wild reassigned Bartkowski to AHL Iowa on Monday.
Bartkowski was called up on an emergency basis for the Wild ahead of their Feb. 28 game against the Blue Jackets. The 31-year-old will head down to the AHL, where he's produced 18 points in 55 AHL appearances this campaign.... See More ... See Less
Wild's Matt Bartkowski: Promoted to top level
Minnesota promoted Bartkowski from AHL Iowa on Friday.
The Wild only had six healthy defensemen on their roster prior to Bartkowski's promotion, so he'll be on hand as an emergency option for Friday's clash with Columbus. The 31-year-old American has picked up 18 points in 55 AHL appearances this season.... See More ... See Less
Wild's Matt Bartkowski: Heading down to minors
Bartkowski was reassigned to AHL Iowa on Friday.
Bartkowski was up with the parent club to serve as depth while Carson Soucy (illness) was out. Per Michael Russo of The Athletic, Soucy may be ready to return Sunday versus the Avalanche. If not, Bartkowski will likely rejoin the team in Minnesota, although it's unlikely he'll draw into the lineup.... See More ... See Less
Wild's Matt Bartkowski: Summoned by big club
Minnesota recalled Bartkowski from AHL Iowa on Thursday.
Carson Soucy is under the weather, so Bartkowski will be on hand as an insurance policy for Thursday's clash with the Canucks. The 31-year-old blueliner will return to the minors as soon as Soucy is deemed fit to play.... See More ... See Less
Wild's Matt Bartkowski: Sent to bus league
Minnesota assigned Bartkowski to AHL Iowa on Thursday.
The Wild activated Greg Pateryn (groin) off injured reserve in a corresponding move, so they're no longer in need of Bartkowski's services as a depth defenseman. The 31-year-old will likely spend the rest of the campaign in the minors.... See More ... See Less
Wild's Matt Bartkowski: Promoted to top level
Minnesota recalled Bartkowski from AHL Iowa on Tuesday.
The Wild have a few defensemen dealing with minor injuries ahead of Thursday's clash with Calgary, so Bartkowski will be on hand as an insurance policy. In all likelihood, the 31-year-old journeyman will return to the minors after sitting as a healthy scratch against the Flames.... See More ... See Less
Wild's Matt Bartkowski: Inks two-way deal with Minnesota
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.... See More ... See Less
Wild's Matt Bartkowski: Dropped down a level
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.... See More ... See Less
Wild's Matt Bartkowski: Heads to big club
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.... See More ... See Less
Wild's Matt Bartkowski: Waived by Minnesota
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.... See More ... See Less
Wild's Matt Bartkowski: Secures two-way deal with Wild
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.... See More ... See Less
Flames' Matt Bartkowski: Picks up helper in loss
Bartkowski tallied an assist and fired six shots on goal in Tuesday's 4-1 loss to the Coyotes.
The 29-year-old blueliner has been a healthy scratch more often than not this season, so although his performance against Arizona was definitely noteworthy, it shouldn't be viewed as a sign of things to come.... See More ... See Less
Flames' Matt Bartkowski: Continues to frequent press box
Bartkowski has only dressed for one of the past 18 games after watching Sunday's 3-2 win over the Islanders from the press box.
Bartkowski has only suited up for 14 games all season, so he's off the fantasy radar in all settings. Additionally, even if he were to draw into the lineup consistently, he hasn't proven to be a serviceable asset in the past when given a legitimate opportunity.... See More ... See Less
Flames' Matt Bartkowski: Healthy scratches piling up
Bartkowski has been a healthy scratch for 18 of the past 19 games after watching Sunday's 6-1 win from the press box.
The Flames continue to slot Brett Kulak in as their sixth defenseman, and at this stage of the game, it appears that Bartkowski will likely need an injury to return to the lineup. He's obviously off the fantasy radar for the time being, but it's worth reminding that the 29-year-old blueliner probably won't make much of a splash when he does see game action again.... See More ... See Less
Flames' Matt Bartkowski: Frequenting press box of late
Bartkowski has only dressed for three of the past 11 games.
With Brett Kulak becoming a fixture on the blue line, Bartkowski has been pushed out of the lineup whenever Calgary has had a healthy defense corps dating back to late October. Bartkowski was never a viable fantasy option in most settings anyway, but the lack of playing time has him completely off the grid for the time being.... See More ... See Less
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