Bartkowski/By S. Bradley

The Bruins officially announced the assigning of Matt Bartkowski to Providence (AHL) this afternoon. He’ll stay with the team in Prague, but cannot practice.

The team’s roster now stands at the league maximum of 23, including third string goaltender Nolan Schaefer but not counting tryout forward Brian McGrattan.

The deadline to have an opening-night roster set is 3 p.m. EST. I’ll have more on the Bruins’ roster later today.