In case you missed it, the Toronto Maple Leafs managed to get past the Boston Bruins 4-2 last night thanks in large part to three point performance from Leafs forward Mitch Marner. However, Marner was not top of mind for Bruins fans last night after they witnessed what happened to B’s blue liner Kevan Miller about midway through the game.
While defending the net in front of goaltender Jaroslav Halak, Miller took a shot up high from Leafs forward John Tavares in what appeared to be the throat area. It looked excruciatingly painful and understandably Miller left the game and did not return. TSN reported that Miller had been taken to the hospital for evaluation. Here’s the play in question:
Thankfully, it appears Miller will make a full recovery and will be back in the team’s lineup shortly. Bruins head coach Bruce Cassidy updated the media on Miller’s condition following last night’s loss, check it out:
Bruce Cassidy on Kevan Miller: "Looks like X-rays are negative, got it in the throat. They're going to keep him overnight for observation, make sure his breathing stays normal. Hopefully he's able to fly back tomorrow, that's the plan."
Cassidy on Miller (cont): "I don't know if there's a timeline, if he's back in Thursday, if it's that simple. But right now he's out of any danger from what we've heard."
The Bruins don’t play until Thursday evening when they host the New York Islanders at TD Bank Garden, so the 31 year old blue liner has at least a couple days to rest before determining whether or not he’s ready to return to action.