Bruins center Chris Kelly returned to the lineup last night after missing a month with a broken tibia. And all things considered, he was pleased with the outcome.

“Surprisingly, my wind was pretty good, and I thought throughout the course of the game I felt pretty good the entire night,” said Kelly.

Kelly played 13:23 in the 6-2 win over the Carolina Hurricanes, won 12-of-23 draws and combined with new linemates Tyler Seguin and Daniel Paille for a minus-1. He felt if there was anything rusty in his game, it was just his reaction time.

“I would have liked to have been a little better on faceoffs and timing and things like that, but it’s to be expected when you’ve been off a month, and guys are more than midseason form,” said Kelly, whose time off with the broken tibia was the longest layoff of his career. “There’s only 10 games left. I was just trying to go out there and, I don’t want to say blend in, but just be part of it.”

Kelly didn’t have a problem adjusting to his new wingers.

“We’ve all played together at some point, so it wasn’t even a thought to be honest,” said Kelly. “I’ve played with (Paille) and (Seguin) before, and obviously you want it to click right away, but I thought we moved the puck around pretty well at times.”