Miller (knee) signed a one-year contract extension Monday with Detroit. Miller is 32 years old and coming off a season marred by significant injuries to his knee and jaw, but evidently the Wings aren't concerned about that moving forward. Miller is a penalty-killing specialist comfortable in Detroit's system. Since landing in the Motor City in 2009-10, he has generated 100 points in 449 games -- that might not cut it in the majority of fantasy leagues, but Miller helps the Wings with his versatility and solid defensive play.
The Red Wings have offered Miller a contract extension and a deal could be reached soon, MLive.com reports. Significant injuries to his jaw and knee limited Miller to 28 contests in the 2015-16 season, but the Wings are willing to look past that due to the winger's proficiency on the fourth line and penalty kill. As noted in the report, his contract could include bonuses for playing a certain amount of games. Darren Helm reportedly has a contract offer on the table as well, but a Miller deal is expected to be worked out first.
Miller, a pending unrestricted free agent, is in consideration for a contract extension by the Red Wings, MLive.com reports. Detroit worked with a penalty kill that was only decent in 2015-16, as it ranked 14th in the league at 81.6 percent. Miller excels on special teams, so it would make sense to keep him in the fold, especially if general manager Ken Holland can retain him at a reasonable rate -- Miller certainly didn't break the bank last year at $1.35 million. He underwent surgery to reconstruct his left ACL in January, but the recovery reportedly has gone well for the 32-year-old winger. Consider this nugget to be an FYI to fans of the Winged Wheel. He lacks fantasy value, having eclipsed the 20-point mark just once in his nine-year career.
Miller feels good about his surgically repaired knee and hopes to return to the Red Wings next season, MLive.com reports. This past January, Miller underwent major surgery to reconstruct his left ACL. The report notes that the fourth-line winger resumed skating late in the regular season but did not get the green light to partake in practices. Miller is set to become an unrestricted free agent this summer, but he has a red flag due to his injury-plagued 2015-16 campaign. Before the serious knee injury, Miller broke his jaw and missed 14 games. This season, he only made his way into 28 contests, recording just two points and a minus-5 rating through 28 games. He can be an effective penalty killer, so he'll hope the Wings can look past his recent injury troubles and land a contract extension this summer.
Miller (lower body) will be out for 4-6 months after undergoing surgery to reconstruct his left ACL. Miller's projected timetable for a return extends beyond the remainder of the 2015-16 regular-season campaign. If that holds true, he finishes with just two points and a minus-5 rating in 28 games.
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