Chicago released Miller from his professional tryout agreement Thursday. The Blackhawks evidently didn't see enough from Miller through the first week of camp to warrant keeping him around for their second preseason game Thursday against the Red Wings, so the 33-year-old winger will now hope to catch on with a different NHL club seeking veteran depth up front. However, at this stage, it looks like Miller may need to head overseas to continue his career.
Miller penned a professional tryout agreement with the Blackhawks on Monday, Mark Lazerus of the Chicago Sun Times reports. Over the past two seasons, Miller logged just 83 contests for the Red Wings -- along with registering six goals and three helpers. Given his limited offensive production, if the veteran secures a permanent deal, it will likely be as a penalty-kill specialist.
Miller (illness) is projected to be in Saturday's lineup versus the Canadiens, NHL.com reports. This is good timing since fellow left wing Andreas Athanasiou reportedly will miss the contest due to an undisclosed ailment. However, Miller has been stuck in a bottom-six role where goals are hard to come by.
Miller (illness) will miss his second consecutive game against the Senators on Tuesday night, per Ansar Khan of MLive.com. The bottom-six forward will now have until Saturday to prepare for the next game. Even when healthy, he's not a viable option in most fantasy settings.
Miller will not be available for Monday night's home game against the Senators due to flu-like symptoms. Miller's illness will afford top prospect Evgeni Svechnikov -- freshly called up from AHL Grand Rapids -- the chance to make his NHL debut.
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