Miller scored a power-play goal and added an assist in Friday's loss to the Bruins. The tally was a huge one for the Rangers at the time, giving the team a 3-2 lead in the middle of the third period, but they ended up blowing it. Miller broke up a six-game slump in which he'd managed just a single point, but it's awfully tough to put up big offensive numbers while skating bottom-six minutes -- he skated just 11:09 in this one and has only cleared 14 minutes twice in the last 11 games. Considering his limited ice time, the 12 points he's picked up in 23 games on the year are actually pretty impressive.
Miller scored his third goal of the season and added an assist in Thursday's 6-3 win over the Blues. Since forming a line with Derek Stepan and Chris Kreider, Miller has scored twice in three games. His scoring hasn't be consistent enough to warrant an add, but skating in the Rangers' top six could allow him to find the score sheet more often.
Miller scored his second goal of the season in Saturday's victory over Arizona. After starting the season with four assists in the first three games, Miller's contributions have mostly persisted in the hits column. That said, Miller's promotion to the top-six with fellow American-born forwards Derek Stepan and Chris Kreider has increased Miller's value. If this line continues to produce,the former first round pick (2011) could be fantasy relevant in a league near you and should pay huge dividends out of the free agent pool.
Miller has been promoted to the second line for Friday night's road contest against the Avalanche, Steve Zipay of Newsday reports. Miller, the Rangers' 15th overall pick of 2011, reportedly will line up on the right wing opposite Chris Kreider with Derek Stepan at center. Miller logged 16:02 TOI on Tuesday against the Capitals, his second-highest output this season, so it appears the Rangers are ready to give him more chances to thrive. Meanwhile, Jesper Fast gets pushed down to the bottom-six assembly of forwards.
Miller collected his fifth assist of the season in Thursday's 4-1 victory over Arizona. After collecting five points (all assists) in his first three games of the season it's nice to see the young forward get back on the scorer's sheet. More surprising than the total of helpers after the four game point drought is the fact that he's producing this well with third line minutes. We highly recommend picking up Miller in deeper formats and watch closely as he could begin earning himself a shot with the top-six as head coach Alain Vigneault continues to tinker.
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