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Bruce Cassidy expected some rust in Adam McQuaid’s game.

After all, the burly defenseman had not played in three months, the result of a broken right fibula from blocking a shot against the Vancouver Canucks on Oct. 16.

But after a solid all-around performance in his return during Boston’s 4-1 win over the Montreal Canadiens on Wednesday night, there was little indication that the veteran blue liner had missed the last 36 games.

“Very solid, thought he handled the puck very well, especially at the offensive blue line,” Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy said Thursday morning at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. “I thought that’s where the rust would be, to be honest, not having pressure around him. But handled it very well. Penalty kill is one of his fortes -obviously delivered there, solid defensively. Very pleased with his game.”

With Kevan Miller still sidelined with an illness, McQuaid will be back in the lineup tonight against the New York Islanders. The 31-year-old played 15 minutes, 12 seconds versus the Habs and logged a team-high four shots on goal and two hits, while playing alongside Matt Grzelcyk on Boston’s third pairing.

“Not too bad. I wasn’t sure what to expect, just went with the first shift and then the second and just went down from there,” said McQuaid. “I wanted to try to keep things really simple. Grizz made life pretty easy to play with – he played really well. All the guys did, so it was nice to be back, be a part of the win. I’m happy to be back.”

During the defenseman’s absence, Cassidy spoke on numerous occasions about how valuable McQuaid is on the kill and he showed why against Montreal. McQuaid logged 1:34 on the kill, all of which came during the Canadiens’ unsuccessful 5-on-3 bid midway through the second period.

“I was a little tired,” McQuaid said with a laugh. “I tried my best not to overstay or overextend my shifts, I didn’t have much choice in that case. I felt that one a little bit…I think guys thrive off of wanting to kill that and be in those situations. Even though I was a little winded at the end of it, it was a good feeling for sure.”

McQuaid’s strong work in the D-zone also led to the deciding goal. After rubbing out Jacob de la Rose along the left wall, the puck squirted to Jake DeBrusk, leading to a rush up ice that resulted in Ryan Spooner’s backhanded tally that gave the Bruins a 2-1 lead.

“It goes without saying that I was looking forward to getting back out there,” said McQuaid. “A few nerves [before the game], just settled into the game…it felt good just to be a part of the win.

“As fun as it has been to watch the guys win and when you’re actually on the ice and on the bench and a part of the battle it’s that much more gratifying.”

Captain Iron Man

Like McQuaid, Bruins captain Zdeno Chara did yeoman’s work on the penalty kill against the Canadiens. Chara logged 2:25 of shorthanded ice time on Wednesday, including a consecutive stretch of 4:18 before and through Charlie McAvoy’s holding penalty. It is just the type of situation that the 40-year-old thrives on.

“It’s something that we feel that the guys that are on the ice, that’s our job to prevent them from getting a goal,” said Chara. “For the most part, I thought we did a really good job of keeping them on the outside…at that point in the game it was a turning point, they could easily get two goals and that would be a different story.

“That’s my job and that’s our job to make sure we do our best to prevent that…I was tired but nothing that didn’t happen before…it takes some energy out of you, but at the same time, that’s my job and I train to do that.

“Those are the times and moments where I absolutely love to be on the ice. Whatever the team needs, I’m willing to give.”

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Tuukka Rask’s return is creeping closer.

The ace netminder has been medically cleared following his concussion and will be Anton Khudobin’s backup on Thursday night when the Bruins host the San Jose Sharks at TD Garden.

Bruins head coach Bruce Cassidy wanted to give Rask an extra day of practice before getting him back between the pipes on Saturday night against Los Angeles.

“We’re all in agreement, training staff, coach, player himself, that another practice tomorrow will be the best preparation for him to go in Saturday,” Cassidy said following Thursday’s morning skate at Warrior Ice Arena.

Rask took part in the optional pregame skate and tried to replicate his normal game-day routine as best as possible.

“It gives me a couple extra days of work,” said Rask. “I’m gonna prepare like I’m playing tonight to get into the normal routine again. Practice tomorrow and get ready for Saturday.

“We’ve got three big games coming up so you figured Dobby’s gonna play one of those anyways. I think it’s fair that I get a couple extra days of work and I’ll be more ready on Saturday.”

With his symptoms subsided, Rask said his focus is now on conditioning.

“I felt good. No symptoms whatsoever,” said Rask. “When you don’t skate for four or five days it doesn’t matter if you skate for five days or a month you have to get back in shape.”

Cassidy also said defenseman Kevan Miller “looks good, so he should play” against the Sharks, but will remain a game-time decision.

Heinen Recalled

After a strong weekend in Providence, during which he had a goal and five assists, Danton Heinen was recalled from the P-Bruins on Thursday morning and could be in the lineup. Heinen also has three assists in three games with Boston this season.

“He played well when he was here,” said Cassidy. “We’re not definitive on the forward group tonight, I will say that. We’ll make a decision tonight. But we liked what Danton brought. He went down to Providence, had a really good weekend, worked on his game, played well and now he’s back.”

Seeing Sharks

Rookie Charlie McAvoy will get his first look at the Sharks, a team he says he has the utmost respect for.

“They’re a great team. They have some players that are the best in the league, who I’ve been watching for a while,” said McAvoy. “They made the Cup [Final] a couple years ago, they still have a lot of those guys. They’re a great team and they should be respected.

“But we’re confident in here that we can go out and put our best foot forward. We expect to get 2 points every night.”