Bruins' Pastrnak (thumb) makes return to lineup

Forward David Pastrnak returned to the Boston Bruins' lineup Tuesday night after missing a month with a thumb injury.

The Bruins' leading scorer when he went down, Pastrnak underwent a procedure on the thumb last month. He had fallen and injured the thumb during a sponsorship dinner, general manager Don Sweeney said then.

Back on the ice Tuesday, Pastrnak had three shots on goal in 14-plus minutes as Boston beat the Islanders 5-0.

Pastrnak, 22, has 31 goals and 35 assists this season.