GREENBURGH, N.Y. -- J.T. Miller said himself that nothing is guaranteed in the NHL, especially on a team with lofty goals like the New York Rangers. However, getting the opportunity to earn a bigger role with the Rangers is not something Miller takes for granted.
"You want one," Miller said. "I don't expect anything around here, but it's something you work for and if it presents itself you have to make the most of it."
It's still unclear if he has made the most of it. Miller's results during his preseason audition to be a top-six right wing for the Rangers this season, to fill the spot vacated by the since retired Martin St. Louis, are hazy at best.
Rangers coach Alain Vigneault pulled Miller out of the top six for the game Wednesday against the Boston Bruins at Madison Square Garden because he didn't think Miller, in his three previous preseason games, had developed enough scoring chances.