The Bruins have recalled defenseman Matt Bartkowski from Providence of the AHL on an emergency basis and have placed Mark Stuart on injured reserve. The procedural move means Stuart can't play for at least seven days.
Bartkowski, 22, will join the Bruins on Monday in Pittsburgh. He has played in 34 games for the P-Bruins this season with four goals and eight assists.
Stuart sustained a fractured right finger on Dec. 7 and initially was expected to miss 4-6 weeks. He's played in 26 games this season.