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Boston Bruins

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October 10, 2020 01:00 AM
Bruins' Kevan Miller: Back in Boston
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Miller (kneecap) signed a one-year contract worth up to $2 million with the Bruins on Friday, Pierre LeBrun of TSN reports.

Miller hasn't played since the 2018-19 season, when he suffered a fractured kneecap during the playoffs. The 32-year-old defenseman underwent multiple procedures to expedite his recovery, and his signing indicates that he should be ready when next season starts. His salary is heavily dependent on hitting certain incentive bonuses, but if he's good to go, Miller could be a fixture on the Bruins' blue line.

June 18, 2020 12:52 PM
Bruins' Kevan Miller: Hopes to play again
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

May 14, 2020 05:36 PM
Bruins' Kevan Miller: Dealing with setback
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

April 10, 2020 12:32 PM
Bruins' Kevan Miller: Officially done for year
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

January 20, 2020 12:48 PM
Bruins' Kevan Miller: Returns to ice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

December 16, 2019 12:32 PM
Bruins' Kevan Miller: Without clear recovery timeline
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

November 22, 2019 01:52 PM
Bruins' Kevan Miller: Suffers setback
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Miller (kneecap) has suffered a setback in his recovery.

Miller was previously expected to play at some point during November, but at this point that seems like a longshot. Even once he's cleared to play, the blueliner could struggle to crack the lineup over Connor Clifton

November 8, 2019 12:48 AM
Bruins' Kevan Miller: Could return later this month
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Miller (kneecap) remains sidelined, but could return the "week after next," according to Matt Porter of The Boston Globe.

Though Miller's return to the lineup is not imminent, it does appear that he's progressing to a point where he could re-join the team's blue line mix later this month. Miller isn't much of a fantasy factor, but his sturdy and physical play are assets to the Bruins. Once he's back, the Bruins might have a tough decision to make on Connor Clifton's lineup status, though it's always possible that future injuries will come into play and add clarity on that front.

October 1, 2019 01:32 PM
Bruins' Kevan Miller: Back on skates
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Miller (kneecap) has resumed skating, but remains without a timetable for his return to the lineup, Matt Porter of The Boston Globe reports.

Miller will almost certainly begin the season on injured reserve as he continues to work his way back from the fractured kneecap he suffered towards the end of the 2018-19 campaign. The next step in the gritty blueliner's recovery will involve a return to practice with his teammates, so another update on his status should surface once that occurs.

September 16, 2019 02:48 PM
Bruins' Kevan Miller: Won't be ready for season opener
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Miller (kneecap) is not in line to be ready for the start of the regular season, Steve Conroy of the Boston Herald reports.

The same applies to fellow blueliner John Moore (shoulder), with either or both being candidates for long-term injured reserve if the Bruins end up needing some cap wiggle room to re-sign Brandon Carlo. When healthy, Miller's physicality and sound positioning are assets to the Boston blue line, but he's not much of a fantasy factor in formats that don't apply his hits and blocks.

September 12, 2019 01:32 PM
Bruins' Kevan Miller: In doubt for Opening Night
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Miller (kneecap) won't be ready for training camp and could miss the start of the 2019-20 season, Joe Haggerty of NBC Sports Boston reports.

Miller's absence, along with that of John Moore (shoulder), could open the door for Urho Vaakanainen or Alex Petrovic to make the 23-man roster out of camp. The Bruins' blue line depth will be further tested if Charlie McAvoy and/or Brandon Carlo remain unsigned long term. Even once Miller is given the all-clear, he may find himself serving as a healthy scratch from time to time.

August 28, 2019 11:12 AM
Bruins' Kevan Miller: Making progress
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Miller (knee) is nearing a return to the ice, Logan Mullen of NESN.com reports.

That said, the Bruins don't plan to rush the rugged blueliner back into action. "Miller has to be afforded all of the time that he needs - having surgery twice," GM Don Sweeney noted. "So he won't be pushed. He's going to push himself. We just have to make sure he doesn't push himself too hard and have any setbacks. We don't have a timeline. Kevan will get back on the ice shortly. He's hitting all his benchmarks off the ice. We'll see where he's at - periodically." Miller isn't much of a fantasy factor heading into the 2019-20 season, but his physicality and sound positioning are assets to the Boston blue line when he's healthy.

June 14, 2019 03:56 PM
Bruins' Kevan Miller: Recovering from fractured kneecap
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Miller suffered a fractured knee cap that required surgery at the end of the regular season, Joe Haggerty of NBC Sports Boston reports.

Miller, who last suited up April 4, will now have the entire offseason to heal up, but it remains to be seen if he'll be back to 100 percent by the time the team hits the ice again. The rugged blueliner finished up this past season with seven helpers and 35 PIM in 39 games. The 31-year-old isn't much of a fantasy factor, but Miller's rugged play and sound positioning are assets to the Boston blue line. He's under contract with the team through next season.

May 20, 2019 11:56 AM
Bruins' Kevan Miller: Suffers injury setback
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Miller suffered a setback in his recovery from a lower-body injury, Eric Russo of the Bruins' official site reports.

Miller last suited up on April 4 and it doesn't look like he'll be able to rejoin the Bruins' blue line at any point before the Stanley Cup Finals are over. Fortunately for the team, both John Moore and Steven Kampfer are around to provide back line depth, but Miller's rugged play and solid positioning remain assets to the B's when he's healthy enough to play.

May 18, 2019 10:40 AM
Bruins' Kevan Miller: Not going to be ready for Game 1
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Miller (lower body) is not expected to be ready for Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals.

General manager Don Sweeney said Saturday that Miller suffered a "bit of a setback" and won't be healthy enough for Game 1. Reports earlier this month said that the California native was making progress and that the team wasn't going to rule him out for the remainder of the playoffs. More information on Miller's status for the rest of the Cup finals should surface closer to the beginning of the series -- the Bruins will have had 11 days of rest when Game 1 rolls around May 27.

May 7, 2019 12:28 PM
Bruins' Kevan Miller: Making progress
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Miller (lower body) has not been ruled out for the playoffs.

Per GM Don Sweeney, Miller has made progress and while the rugged blueliner remains sidelined as the Eastern Conference finals approach, he has a chance to return to action in the event of a lengthy Bruins playoff run.

May 6, 2019 12:32 PM
Bruins' Kevan Miller: Done for series
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Miller (lower body) won't be available for the remainder of the second-round series against Columbus, Amalie Benjamin of NHL.com reports.

Miller has appeared in just three games since mid-February and will now be officially shut down for Monday's Game 6 versus the Blue Jackets, as well as a potential Game 7 on Wednesday. The blueliner's absence, combined with that of John Moore (upper body), allowed for Matt Grzelcyk and Connor Clifton to see some significant ice time in the playoffs. At this point, fantasy owners would be right to question whether Miller will play at all this postseason.

April 24, 2019 11:24 AM
Bruins' Kevan Miller: Suffers setback
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Miller (lower body) had a setback in his recovery and is considered week-to-week heading into a second-round clash with Columbus, Matt Porter of The Boston Globe reports.

Miller certainly won't be ready for Game 1 and, based on his week-to-week designation, could be sidelined for several more games or even the entire series. The blueliner saw action in just 39 games this season, in which he tallied seven assists, 35 PIM and 32 shots while averaging 17:45 of ice time. Even once cleared to play, the Bruins may opt to keep Matt Grzelcyk in the lineup instead of inserting Miller, who hasn't played since April 4.

April 13, 2019 03:28 PM
Bruins' Kevan Miller: Still sidelined
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Miller (lower body) isn't in the projected lineup for Saturday's Game 2 against the Maple Leafs, NHL.com's Amalie Benjamin reports.

Miller will miss a third straight contest Saturday, and he remains without a clearly defined timetable for his return to action. Connor Clifton will continue to fill in on the Bruins' bottom pairing until Miller is cleared to play.

April 9, 2019 01:56 AM
Bruins' Kevan Miller: Unlikely for Game 1
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

General Manager Don Sweeney said Monday that Miller (lower body) won't be ready for the start of the playoffs, Joe McDonald of The Athletic reports.

Miller missed 17 of the final 20 regular-season games due to the injury, and all signs point to a more extended absence. Boston will miss the toughness that the 30-year-old provides, as he racked up 73 hits and 79 blocks in just 39 games this campaign.

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Career Stats
SeasonteamGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWFWFL
2019-2000000
2018-19BOS3977800000
2017-18BOS68115161600000
2016-17BOS5831013100100
2015-16BOS71513181500000
2014-15BOS412572000100
2013-14BOS471562000100
Total3241255678000300
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SeasonteamGPSOGS%TOI/GSHIFTSPPTOISHTOIPIMMJRMSCMNR
2019-200000
2018-19BOS39320.017:449192.1869.18353010
2017-18BOS68641.619:2717305:06150:49704214
2016-17BOS58496.117:4713543:14116:41504014
2015-16BOS71647.819:0318493:55179:51533114
2014-15BOS41375.418:0110090:15114:5915105
2013-14BOS47412.417:2610821:4792:3338409
Total3242874.218:23794316:28724:0426119366
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-2/210
Birthdate:
11/15/1987
Age:
32
Hometown:
Los Angeles, CA
Team:
Boston Bruins
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