Rangers sign defenseman Matt Bartkowski to PTO

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The Rangers have signed defenseman Matt Bartkowski to a PTO, per CapFriendly.

Bartkowski, who spent last season in the AHL with Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (Penguins), is a 34 year old left defenseman with 256 NHL games of experience. He last played in the NHL with the Minnesota Wild, accumulating 3 regular season games and 1 playoff game over 3 seasons.

Bartkowski was a 7D with the Flames from 2016-2018, putting up 1-4-5 in 42 games. He was last a regular with the Calgary Flames in the 2015-2016 season, his best season of his career, putting up 6-12-18 in 80 games.

It is expected Bartkowski will compete with Libor Hajek for the 7D spot.