Buffalo Sabres Ryan Miller Out Indefinitely With Concussion
Buffalo Sabres goalie Ryan Miller is out indefinitely with a concussion from a hit by Boston Bruins’ Milan Lucic, ESPN reports.
In the first period of Saturday’s game, Lucic had a breakaway and Miller came far out of the crease to challenge. Lucic collided into Miller, and the contact to the head caused Miller’s mask to fly off. The play resulted in a charging penalty and Miller eventually left the game after the second period.
It was reported earlier that Lucic was scheduled to appear before NHL disciplinarian Brendan Shanahan. There is no word on what his punishment will be.
“It’s obviously something I have to go through. I’ll state my case and whatever happens, happens,” Lucic said to reporters. “It’s out of my control and all I can do is tell my story about what happened.”
“(Lucic has) 50 pounds on me and he runs me like that? It’s unbelievable,” Miller said to reporters after Saturday’s loss. “Everyone in this city sees him as a big tough solid player. I respected him for how hard he played. That was gutless.”
Jhonas Enroth will replace Miller for the Monday night game against the Montreal Canadiens. Drew MacIntyre of the Sabres AHL affiliate will serve as Enroth’s backup.