BOSTON — A healthy scratch for six straight games, Boston Bruins defenseman Matt Hunwick joined the club’s Providence farm team for an AHL tilt in Manchester Tuesday to get in a workout that’s better than just riding the stationary bike and bag skating after practice.

In the P-Bruins’ 3-2 shootout loss, Hunwick said he logged a lot of ice time, including pretty much every other shift in the closing minutes of regulation and overtime.

“Just getting the timing and the feel back … I think for the most part I felt pretty good. Hopefully it’ll give me a chance to pick up where I left off here,” said Hunwick after the Bruins’ morning skate today at TD Banknorth Garden,  where he figures to again by the odd-man out in the Bruins’ defense corps.

Although the P-Bruins settled for just one point in Manchester, Hunwick had a hand in the club rallying against one of its divisional rivals.

“(Vladimir Sobotka) scored with a minute left and I was on the ice. It was a lot of fun to be in that situation where the goalie’s pulled and you have to play with that desperation. And lucky for us we scored that goal and got the one point,” Hunwick said.