Perhaps just in the nick of time, the Boston Bruins get the offensively gifted David Pastrnak back in the lineup tonight when they play in New Jersey.

The 19-year-old forward played the first 10 games for the B's then suffered a foot injury that has kept him out of the lineup since early in the season.

The team had Pastrnak play in the World Junior Tournament for his native Czech Republic to get back into hockey shape. Then, he went to AHL Providence.

Tonight he returns to the B's who need a spark with injuries to David Krejci, Adam McQuaid  and others.

Tonight's game against the Devils is the first of five road games in the next eight days.