Matt Bartkowski
D CGY
1 week ago

Bartkowski has only dressed for three of the past 11 games.

EDGE Analysis

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.

Matt Bartkowski
D CGY
1 month ago

Bartkowski will be a healthy scratch for Saturday's home game against the Wild, Derek Wills of Sportsnet 960 The Fan reports.

EDGE Analysis

Bart's struggled to get going on either side of the rink, as evidenced by his box-score goose eggs and minus-2 rating over seven contests. You can ignore him in just about any setting other than leagues that put a premium on hits, which is where his bread and butter lies.

Matt Bartkowski
D CGY
1 month ago

Bartkowski received just 11:30 if ice time during Thursday's 2-1 loss to Carolina.

EDGE Analysis

The depth defenseman has averaged only 12:05 of ice time for the season, and he's now posted a minus-1 rating in each of the past three games. Bartkowski has failed to register a point through seven outings, and his five shots, 11 hits and six blocked shots aren't moving the fantasy needle, either.

Matt Bartkowski
D CGY
8 months ago

Bartkowski scored his first goal of the season in Saturday's overtime win over the Blues.

EDGE Analysis

The third-pairing defender isn't known for his offense -- Bartkowski has just two points this season in 17 games and 44 in 228 games over the last seven seasons.

Matt Bartkowski
D CGY
9 months ago

Bartkowski agreed to terms on a two-year, two way deal with the Flames on Thursday, Kristen Odland of Postmedia reports.

EDGE Analysis

Just a day after signing a professional tryout agreement, Bartkowski penned a deal with Calgary. With the expansion draft coming this summer, some teams are in a crunch to find players that meet the requirements for being eligible for selection. The 28-year-old will fill that gap for the Flames and could get the chance to showcase his abilities and earn a spot with the Golden Knights. In the meantime, the signing puts Calgary over the 23-man roster limit, so they will need to send somebody down to the minors, with Brett Kulak the leading candidate.

Matt Bartkowski
D CGY
9 months ago

Bartkowski signed a professional tryout contract with the Flames on Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

A smooth-skating blueliner, Bart had been playing for AHL Providence within the Bruins organization. Over 34 games, he produced a pair of goals with eight helpers and 27 PIM. There's no guarantee that he'll latch on with the club beyond the tryout, so his fantasy prospects remain severely limited.

Matt Bartkowski
D CGY
1 year ago

Bartkowski was released from his professional tryout with the Senators on Wednesday, Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun reports.

EDGE Analysis

With 2015 first-round pick Thomas Chabot taking the next step, Bartkowski was the odd man out. The 28-year-old didn't establish himself during the preseason (or training camp), recording just one assist and struggling to fit in on the ice.

Matt Bartkowski
D CGY
1 year ago

Bartkowski inked a professional tryout agreement with the Senators on Friday.

EDGE Analysis

Given the lack of depth on the blue line in Ottawa, Bartkowski has a very good shot of making the final 23-man squad. The defenseman shouldn't be expected to garner a lot of points, considering he tied his career high with six goals and 12 helpers last season. While his fantasy value may be relatively low, the 28-year-old would be a solid depth addition to the organization if he secures a permanent deal.

Matt Bartkowski
D CGY
1 year ago

Bartkowski remains a free agent in search of a one-way deal, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

EDGE Analysis

Bartkowski is coming off a full season with Vancouver and has spent the last four seasons in the NHL, so a two-way deal is out of the question for the 28-year-old. It is being reported that "a ton" of teams have been in contact with his agent, therefore it seems likely a deal could be reached in the coming weeks. Wherever he lands, his fantasy owners will hope it's on a better defensive team as he finished with a minus-19 rating last season.

Matt Bartkowski
D CGY
1 year ago

Bartkowski will not be re-signed by Vancouver general manager Jim Benning told reports Thursday.

EDGE Analysis

Bartkowski was an ironman for the Canucks during the 2015-16 campaign as he appeared in 80 contests. Despite suiting up for almost every game, the Pittsburgh-native averaged only 18:37 in ice time per night as was appearing as an infrequent member of either special teams units. Given his limited production, a mere six goals and 12 helpers, it is not surprising that Vancouver is deciding to go a different route on defense. Yet, fantasy owners can likely expect the 28-year-old to get signed by somebody as there is a general lack of experienced blue line depth in the league right now.