Bruins Sign Matt Bartkowski to One-Year, One-Way Contract Extension Through 2013-14


Bruins defenseman Matt Bartkowski is having a pretty good week.

The young blue liner was called up recently on an emergency basis to replace the injured Johnny Boychuk in the Boston, and on Tuesday, Bartkowski was given a contract extension. The club announced Tuesday morning that it had signed the 24-year-old to a one-year, one-way contract extension through next season. That deal is worth $650,000.

Bartkowski, who was a seventh-round draft pick of the Florida Panthers in 2008, made his NHL debut with the Bruins during the 2010-11 season. He’s yet to record a point in 11 NHL games. He had registered 3-21-24 totals with Providence in the AHL before being called up.

The Bruins also announced they came to terms with Minnesota-Duluth defenseman Chris Casto on an entry-level contract.

Casto just finished his season with UMD where he had 3-3-6 totals. He stands 6-foot-2 and weighs 210 pounds, and he also got into 58 games with USHL’s Lincoln Stars where he scored six goals and added 19 assists.

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