Miller, who continues to recover from major kneecap issues, isn't thinking of retirement at this stage, Joe Haggerty of NBC Sports Boston reports. "I'm hoping to get back to 100 percent whenever that might be and get back to playing hockey." The rugged blueliner has already been ruled out from playing if/when the NHL resumes play this summer and is slated to become an unrestricted free agent after the 2019-20 campaign comes to a close. While Miller definitely wants to play in the NHL again if possible, the 32-year-old acknowledges that such an outcome isn't a lock. "I'd be lying to you if I said that I haven't been worried about where this is all going to end up," Miller noted of his hockey future. "It's my job and it's part of my passion. I want to be healthy. I want to play." Miller's last game action with the Bruins occurred last April.
Miller is currently recovering from an additional procedure he underwent on his knee in mid-March, Steve Conroy of the Boston Herald reports. Miller was evidently forced to undergo a second surgery on his injured knee after suffering a setback while rehabbing from the first procedure he underwent over a year ago. At this point, the 32-year-old blueliner's career appears to be in serious jeopardy.
Miller (kneecap) won't be ready to play even if the NHL season resumes, Matt Porter of The Boston Globe reports. Miller hasn't played in over a year with his last appearance on the ice coming April 4, 2019, versus Minnesota. According to general manager Don Sweeney, the Bruins will still be offering the blueliner a contract during the upcoming offseason. Considering his injury history, it seems unlikely the pending UFA will receive much in terms of contract offers outside of Boston.
Miller (kneecap) skated on his own Monday, Joe McDonald of The Athletic reports. Miller resides on non-roster injured reserve after suffering a fractured kneecap in the 81st game of the 2018-19 season. The 32-year-old suffered a setback in November and had to have another surgery as a result, but he's back on skates now. There's still no definitive timeline for his return, and a conditioning stint in the AHL could precede his season debut at the top level.
Miller (kneecap) underwent an additional procedure on his knee and remains out indefinitely, Joe Haggerty of NBC Sports Boston reports. Miller has yet to take the ice for the Bruins this season and may have to wait until the calendar reaches 2020 for any chance to do so. Even once cleared to play, the blueliner could find himself serving as a healthy scratch from time to time in favor of John Moore and Matt Grzelcyk.
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