Stuart back in Bruins lineup

PHILADELPHIA -- As expected, defenseman Mark Stuart returned to the Boston Bruins lineup Friday night for Game 4 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series against the Philadelphia Flyers.

He had been out since April 2 with an infection in his left hand. He was given medical clearance and coach Claude Julien decided he was ready to play.

Joe McDonald covers the Bruins and Red Sox for ESPNBoston.com.