The Bruins announced Thursday that they have recalled defenseman Matt Bartkowski from AHL Providence.
Bartkowski, 24, played in 11 regular-season games for the Bruins this season, recording two assists and averaging 13:29 of ice time.
He played 56 games for the P-Bruins, recording three goals and 21 assists with 56 penalty minutes. He had five assists in Providence’s five-game opening-round Calder Cup playoff series against the Hershey Bears. Providence advanced and will open a second-round series against the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins  on Friday night at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center.
Boston hosts the Maple Leafs in Game 5 on Friday night, looking to close out the first-round series.
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