BOSTON -- Facing a shortage on defense with the loss of Steve Kampfer to a mild concussion, the Bruins have recalled Matt Bartkowski from Providence (American Hockey League) on an emergency basis.
Bartkowski will join the B's for their morning skate Saturday and will be available for their game against the Penguins on Saturday night. The Pittsburgh native had been recalled two other times this season, and both were also for games against the Penguins.
Bartkowski, 22, was acquired from Florida last March along with Dennis Seidenberg. He played in 55 games with the P-Bruins this season and has 5 goals and 16 assists for 21 points, with 38 penalty minutes.