The Bruins announced Sunday night that they have recalled defenseman Matt Bartkowski from Providence and placed defenseman Mark Stuart  on injured reserve. The 22-year-old Bartkowski will be available to the B’s when they face the Penguins  on Monday night.
Bartkowski was the Bruins’ final cut from the NHL  roster before the regular season. In 34 games in Providence, he has four goals and eight assists for 12 points on the season.
The Bruins acquired Bartkowski from the Panthers in last season’s trade for Dennis Seidenberg . The Ohio State product was drafted by the Panthers in the seventh round of the 2008 draft.
Stuart has been out since Dec. 7 with a fractured hand and dislocated finger. He has two points (both assists) in 26 games.