According to DJ Bean of WEEI.com, defenseman Matt Bartkowski has been cut from the Boston Bruins roster, making the Ohio State product the last cut the team needed to make prior to the season beginning on Saturday.
Bartkowski had impressed and surprised many during training camp, but the collective thought by the Bruins brass was that he needed a tad more seasoning, something he would get in AHL Providence. According to Bean, Bartkowski agrees with the sentiment:
“I’d rather play in Providence than sit in games up here. I think that would be better for my development. Yeah, it would be a little let down, but it wouldn’t be too bad.”