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Matt Bartkowski | Defenseman

Team: Vancouver Canucks
Age / DOB:  (27) / 6/4/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 196
College: Ohio State
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Matt Bartkowski had an assist in Vancouver's 3-2 loss to Pittsburgh on Wednesday.
Bartkowski has two goals and four points in 12 games this season. While that's not a lot, it's already matched his points total from the 2014-15 campaign. Nov 5 - 11:15 AM

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Matt Bartkowski will fill in for the injured Dan Hamhuis on Tuesday night against Montreal.

Unfortunately, Bartkowski isn't much of a fantasy factor with just two points and little else to show for his efforts.
Oct 27 - 9:11 PM

Matt Bartkowski and Adam Cracknell will be scratched for Saturday's tilt with the Red Wings.

Both Bartkowski and Cracknell are off to nice starts this season with a pair of points already, but there's nary another meaningful metric to their names. Which is unfortunate for Cracknell in particular as he was previously a reliable contributor of tough guy stats.
Oct 24 - 8:23 PM

After 137 NHL games, Matt Bartkowski scored his first career goal in the Canucks 2-1 OT loss to the Oilers on Sunday.

Daniel Sedin and Radim Vrbata totaled 13 shots on Nilsson, but it was Bartkowski who was able to beat the Oilers netminder. His goal was assisted by Sven Baertschi and Dan Hamhuis. Bartkowski is nothing more than a depth defenseman and shouldn't be owned in any fantasy leagues.
Oct 18 - 11:59 PM

Matt Bartkowski has signed a one-year deal with Vancouver.

He will make $1.75 million. Bartkowski has no goals and 24 assists in 131 NHL games in his career.
Jul 1 - 1:15 PM

Matt Bartkowski will test the open market on Wednesday.

Boston GM Don Sweeney confirmed that Bartkowski will become an unrestricted free agent. He picked up four assists, 88 hits and a minus-6 rating in 47 games with the Bruins last season.
Jun 30 - 1:19 PM

There is a very good chance Matt Bartkowski will not be back in Boston next season.

The 26-year-old defenseman is an unrestricted free agent and did not have a stellar season with the Bruins in 2014-15. Bartkowski was often a healthy scratch and fell well short of Boston management's expectations. Look for him to find employment somewhere else in the NHL this upcoming campaign.
May 23 - 8:42 AM

Matt Bartkowski logged 13:02 of ice time in a 4-3 overtime loss to Calgary on Monday night.

The oft-scratched defenseman had not been in the lineup since Jan. 31. Adam McQuaid was in the press box on Monday, but both of them should be in the fold against Edmonton on Wednesday after Kevan Miller was injured Monday.
Feb 17 - 8:55 AM

Don't be surprised if Matt Bartkowski draws back into the Boston lineup Monday against Calgary.

The Bruins defense was just awful as they gift-wrapped a 5-2 win for the Canucks Friday night. There were many giveaways in that contest and Bruins' coach Claude Julien may opt to insert the mobile, but often scratched, Bartkowski into the lineup to shake up his blueline. He hasn't played since Dec. 31. The fact he may play against the Flames does not make Bartkowski fantasy worthy, however.
Feb 14 - 9:38 AM

Matt Bartkowski and Jordan Caron will be healthy scratches against Vancouver on Friday night.

The beds Barkowski and Caron have made in Coach Julien's doghouse have become nice and warm this winter, as only Caron has seen game action (three games) since the turned to 2015. No ice time, no value.
Feb 13 - 8:37 PM

Matt Bartkowski and Jordan Caron will be healthy scratches against Dallas on Tuesday night.

Of the two, only Caron has played since the calendar turned. And that's all of three games. With four points and 26 games between them, neither are much of an option for your squad.
Feb 10 - 6:23 PM

Matt Bartkowski and Jordan Caron will be listed as healthy scratches once again in Wednesday’s contest with the Rangers.

It’s now been over a month since Bartkowski last dressed in a game for the Bruins and time is running out for him to make an impact on the coaching staff. He’s played in 20 games this season, registering four assists, a minus one rating, and 24 penalty minutes. Caron has played in just three games since the new year and only six on the season. He has yet to pick up a point but has seven penalty minutes.
Feb 4 - 7:45 PM

Matt Bartkowski will sit for his ninth straight game on Tuesday in Dallas.

Until he get back into the lineup consistently, he has no fantasy value.
Jan 20 - 8:26 PM

Matt Bartkowski is expected to sit his eighth straight game on Saturday night against Columbus.

Bartkowski has yet to dress since the calendar turned to 2015, and has clearly developed a warm spot in Coach Julien's dog house. Until he get back into the lineup consistently, he has no fantasy value.
Jan 17 - 5:29 PM

Matt Bartkowski and Jordan Caron are healthy scratches in Thursday's game against the Rangers.

Bartkowski has just four assists in 20 games this season, while Caron has been held pointless in just four games this season. Neither player shows up on the fantasy radar.
Jan 15 - 7:15 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Henrik Sedin
2Brandon Sutter
3Bo Horvat
4Jared McCann
LW1Daniel Sedin
2Alex Burrows
3Chris Higgins
4Brandon Prust
5Sven Baertschi
RW1Radim Vrbata
2Jannik Hansen
3Jake Virtanen
4Derek Dorsett
5Adam Cracknell
D1Alexander Edler
2Dan Hamhuis
3Chris Tanev
4Yannick Weber
5Matt Bartkowski
6Luca Sbisa
7Ben Hutton
G1Ryan Miller
2Jacob Markstrom