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Sabres' Miller has concussion

Monday, 11.14.2011 / 2:57 PM / News

NHL.com



The Buffalo Sabres might be without their No. 1 goaltender for a bit.

The team announced Miller suffered a concussion after being hit by Milan Lucic during the Sabres' 6-2 loss to the Boston Bruins at TD Garden on Saturday. Miller was removed from the game after the second period.

On Sunday, Sabres general manager Darcy Regier told The Buffalo News that he hopes Lucic is suspended for the hit.

Ryan Miller
Goalie - BUF
RECORD: 5-6-0
GAA: 2.86 | SVP: 0.909
"If this hit and other types of hits like this are not suspended, we are opening up the possibility of losing goaltenders to injury," Regier told the paper. "And not just injury, but concussion. ... When i look at the position of goaltending. in a lot of ways it's not unlike quarterback in football. I feel very strongly the protection has to be provided and players committing these types of action should be punished.

"The last thing we need to do in the NHL is to be losing our stars to concussions on plays like this."

Miller, who was highly critical of Lucic after the game, will be replaced in the lineup by Drew MacIntyre after the latter was recalled by AHL Rochester. MacIntyre will back up Jhonas Enroth on Monday night, when the Sabres visit Montreal.

In 11 appearances this season, Miller is 5-6-0 with a 2.86 goals-against average and .909 save percentage.

I didn't think it would actually work, but it ended up working, so I'm thanking my lucky stars tonight.

— Columbus forward Nick Foligno on scoring the overtime goal after telling the Blue Jackets in the locker room that he would win the game