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B’s sign Bartkowski — one year, $1.25 million

Jul 14, 2014, 11:16 AM EDT

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The Boston Bruins have come to terms with defenseman Matt Bartkowski on a one-year, $1.25 million contract, according to Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman.

The deal means arbitration won’t be necessary for the 26-year-old, who had no goals and 18 assists in 64 games for the B’s in 2013-14.

Among the restricted free agents general manager Peter Chiarelli still needs to sign are Torey Krug and Reilly Smith, with minimal cap space to do it.

Related: The Bruins have too many d-men — who will they trade?

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