WILMINGTON, Mass. — Rookie Matt Bartkowski has joined the Bruins for the club’s first playoff practice today at Ristuccia Arena.

Bartkowski, who was expected to be among the “Black Aces” back in Providence, will serve as the eighth defenseman while Steven Kampfer is out with a knee injury.

In addition to Bartkowski and the seven other D, all 13 forwards and three goaltenders (Anton Khudobin is up from Providence) were on the ice.

Officially, the Bruins made some recalls from the Providence (AHL) farm club: goalies Michael Hutchinson and Khudobin; forwards Jamie Arniel, Jordan Caron, Zach Hamill, Lane MacDermid, and Trent Whitfield; and defensemen Yury Alexandrov, Bartkowski and Kampfer.