Ference/By S. Bradley

The Bruins’ back end has taken a beating in the breakout department the last several games. So tonight Boston should get a big lift.

After nine games out with a lower-body injury, Andrew Ference will return to the Bruins’ lineup tonight. Rookie Steven Kampfer will be the healthy scratch in Toronto.

In net, veteran Tim Thomas will get the start after sitting out the last two games.