The Bruins have been outworked and outhustled of late, so the return of Brad Marchand couldn't come at a better time.

The B's agitator will return to the lineup after a five-game suspension on Thursday night in New Jersey, when the Bruins clash with the Devils.

Marchand should give the Bruins a boost both offensively and in terms of energy. NESN's Jack Edwards compared Marchand's return to his dog right as he's about to let it off the leash. In other words, Marchand's champing at the bit to get back, and his teammates are likely just as excited to have him return.

To hear more from Edwards, as well as Andy Brickley, check out the video above from NESN Daily.