Matt Bartkowski D BOS 2 Months

Matt Bartkowski has agreed to a one-year, $1.25 million contract with the Boston Bruins.

Bartkowski had an arbitration hearing scheduled for July 30. The 26-year-old defenseman registered 18 assists in 64 games last season.

Matt Bartkowski D BOS 2 Months

Matt Bartkowski's arbitration date has been set.

Bartkowski will have a hearing on July 30 unless he can agree to terms with the Bruins before then. He had 18 assists and 30 penalty minutes in 64 games last season.

Matt Bartkowski D BOS 3 Months

Matt Bartkowski chose to file for salary arbitration on Friday.

He skated in a career high 64 games with Boston last campaign. Bartkowski picked up 18 assists and 155 hits over that span, while averaging 19:32 of ice time per contest.

Matt Bartkowski D BOS 3 Months

Matt Bartkowski will be a restricted free agent next month.

He played well in 64 games during the regular season, but the playoffs proved that he still has some developing to do. Bartkowski will probably receive a raise from the $650,000 he earned in 2013-14, but he could also be used as trade bait for the Bruins as they look to shake up their roster a bit.

Matt Bartkowski D BOS 4 Months

Matt Bartkowski has been whistled for five minor penalties in just three games in Boston's second-round series versus Montreal.

He was called for two holding penalties in Saturday's 4-2 win, but he only agreed with one of them. "The one on [P.K.] Subban's a penalty, I know that. I'd rather not talk about the other one," Bartkowski said. He also picked up an assist in the contest and posted a plus-2 rating. The helper was his first point of these playoffs.

Matt Bartkowski D BOS 5 Months

Matt Bartkowski was back in Boston's lineup Thursday night.

He was a healthy scratch in Games 2 and 3 in Round 2 against Montreal. Andrej Meszaros took his place in the press box.

Matt Bartkowski D BOS 5 Months

Matt Bartkowski was a healthy scratch Saturday night for Game 2 against the Canadiens.

He took two rather costly penalties in Game 1 and was replaced by Andrej Meszaros, who registered an assist on the Bruins' first goal in a 5-3 win. Meszaros also took a bad penalty which led to a Montreal goal Saturday night so it is unlcear which of the two will get to play Monday in Game 3.

Matt Bartkowski D BOS 5 Months

Matt Bartkowski got back in Boston's lineup on Tuesday from the flu.

He missed the first two games of Boston's opening round series against Detroit with the illness. "I felt 100 percent the whole time. It was just getting re-acclimated on the first one or two shifts to the speed of the game. It's a pretty fast game," Bartkowski said. "I like playoff hockey. I think it's easier. Everyone's hard on every puck, everyone's hard on every play, so there's nothing really to worry about. You just have to be hard on everything. I like playoff hockey. It's a lot of fun." He was credited with two hits and one shot in 18:34 of ice time.

Matt Bartkowski D BOS 5 Months

Matt Bartkowski (flu) will take part in Boston's pregame warmup on Tuesday.

It still remains to be seen if Bartkowski will be able to play in the contest. He missed Boston's first two playoff games.

Matt Bartkowski D BOS 5 Months

Matt Bartkowski (flu) skated on Monday in an optional practice.

He has missed the first two games of Boston's opening round series with Detroit due to the flu and he's still considered day-to-day. "We've talked about Matt Bartkowski being out for that long and being sick," coach Claude Julien said. "We have to allow him to skate a little bit and get himself back into the groove of things before you throw him into a game." As a result, he may not be ready to play in Game 3 on Tuesday night.