Former Vermont men's ice hockey captain Kevan Miller was a healthy scratch for the Bruins home game Thursday night against Nashville.
The return of Dougie Hamilton from injury leaft Miller as the odd man out on the Boston blue line. Miller was recalled from Providence earlier this week due to the season-ending knee injury suffered by Dennis Seidenberg.
He played in Tuesday's loss to the Islanders, which was his tenth game with the Bruins this season. Due to league rules, that means if the team wanted to send Miller back down to the minors, he would have to go through waivers first, which means another team could claim him.
Prior to last night's game I spoke with NESN's lead Bruins analyst Andy Brickley about Miller. Brickley said that Miller has shown enough in his brief time in Boston that the team doesn't want to risk losing him for nothing. That means he's likely with the club for the rest of the season, but he still might not see regular playing time. Brickley says that's not necessarily a bad thing.
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