Matt Bartkowski

Milan Lucic and the Kings are off to an underwhelming start to the season.  (Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)
DJ Bean
October 16, 2015 - 9:09 am
The Bruins' changes this summer meant familiar faces are gone and new ones have arrived. Though the B's can't be happy with their start, it'€™s also been a mixed bag for those to whom they bid adieu. Jimmy Hayes'€™ four-point performance on Wednesday aside, Boston'€™s newcomers have been...
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Matt Bartkowski
DJ Bean
July 01, 2015 - 9:07 am
Predictably, Matt Bartkowski'€™s time with the Bruins is over. Predictably, the next chapter of his career will be in Vancouver. The Canucks signed the 27-year-old defenseman to a one-year deal on Wednesday, the opening day of free agency. Bartkowski was an unrestricted free agent after spending...
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Matt Bartkowski
DJ Bean
February 26, 2015 - 4:30 pm
When asked Thursday what he learned from last postseason, Matt Bartkowski brought up an expression that Providence coach Bruce Cassidy tells his players. "If you don'€™t bring your A game," Bartkowski said, "œyou'€™ve got to bring your B game."€ That might not fit any player better than it...
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Matt Bartkowski
DJ Bean
December 22, 2014 - 8:05 am
Matt Bartkowski was not given any supplemental discipline for a hit to Sabres captain Brian Gionta that earned him a game misconduct Sunday night. The NHL Department of Player Safety explained their decision not to punish the Boston defenseman in a series of tweets Monday , calling the hit "œ...
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Joe Morrow
DJ Bean
November 20, 2014 - 10:14 am
Peter Chiarelli will probably never say how many NHL defensemen he thinks he has again. Since saying that he felt he had nine this offseason, the number has been tested significantly. After trading one of them in Johnny Boychuk , Chiarelli has seen five of his defensemen get hurt in the first 20...
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Matt Bartkowski
Scott McLaughlin
November 15, 2014 - 12:54 pm
Matt Bartkowski made one mistake that could have been costly. Early in the second period, with the Bruins leading Carolina 2-1, Bartkowski turned the puck over to Chris Terry just inside his own blue line. Terry led a quick 2-on-1 and tried to center for Jeff Skinner, who wound up redirecting an...
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Joe Morrow
DJ Bean
November 11, 2014 - 8:07 am
WILMINGTON -- The Bruins are now 6-1-0 without Zdeno Chara . They'€™re also 5-0-0 with Joe Morrow in the lineup instead of Matt Bartkowski. The latter point isn'€™t a shot at Bartkowski, a good player whose struggles with his game and his confidence led him to the press box for the time being,...
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Matt Bartkowski
DJ Bean
November 09, 2014 - 8:14 am
The Bruins can only hope they'€™ll go the rest of the season without being as banged up on defense as they are right now, but you have to think that they'€™ll need Matt Bartkowski at some point. That time could come as early as Monday. Torey Krug is a possibility to return from a broken finger...
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Andy Brickley
October 29, 2014 - 9:26 am
NESN Bruins analyst Andy Brickley made his weekly appearance on Middays with MFB to discuss the Bruins' disappointing start to the season. To hear the interview, go to the MFB audio on demand page . The Bruins blew a two-goal lead and dropped a 4-3 decision to the Wild on Tuesday night, putting...
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Seth Griffith
DJ Bean
October 21, 2014 - 8:20 am
Tuukka Rask was first goaltender off the ice at Tuesday'€™s morning skate, suggesting he'€™ll be between the pipes against the Sharks. With Kevan Miller out, Matt Bartkowski is set to enter the lineup. The Bruins will play Torey Krug on the right side of the second pairing with Dennis...
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