Ference & McQuaid/By S. Bradley

BOSTON — The Bruins’ defense corps should be at full strength tonight when Boston hosts Carolina at the TD Garden.

Andrew Ference is scheduled to be back from his three-game suspension, while Adam McQuaid seems healthy after missing practice Wednesday. McQuaid caught a rut in the third period of Boston’s win Tuesday night, but said he felt fine this morning after the Bruins’ pregame skate.

Ference and McQuaid should form Boston’s third pair against the Hurricanes. Carolina will have Jaroslav Spacek back from a head injury but will be missing Chad LaRose, who stayed home due to the flu.

Cam Ward will get the start for Carolina. Boston’s goaltending decision won’t be revealed until the team’s take the ice for pregame warm-ups.