Injuries have started chipping away at the Boston Bruins defense.
Adam McQuaid will miss at least one more game, despite getting back on the ice for practice. Dennis Seidenberg could miss the next week, so Kevan Miller is back from the AHL to log some minutes.
His first assignment: Facing the powerful St. Louis Blues while playing next to young Torey Krug.
What kind of player is Miller?
“He's a big, strong, solid defenseman, moves the puck very well, simple plays,” Bruins coach Claude Julien said, according to the Boston Herald. “His strength is his battle along the walls and in front of the net. He plays a steady game.”
Miller played well enough in training camp to make the team, but got caught in a numbers crunch on the roster.
“I thought his game got better as camp went along,” Julien said. “He got more confident after playing some games at this level and he's got an opportunity tonight to step in and show that he can play against one of the best teams in the league, actually.”