— Jay Weinberg (@jaywnj) August 12, 2012
@thenyrblog Doesn't Miller have to return to juniors if not on Rangers after 10 games.
The rule states that a player drafted by an NHL team out of juniors can play up to nine NHL games as a trial period. Once that player plays in his 10th NHL game his contract kicks in and he must remain on the NHL roster the entire season, meaning he cannot be sent to the AHL or be returned to his junior team. Unless they are 20 years old by Dec. 31 OR have played four years of junior then they are eligible to play in the minors.
Players who are not drafted from juniors, like NCAA and European players, aren't held to these rules.
In Miller's case, he was drafted by the Rangers out of the United States Development League and then decided to play with the Plymouth Whalers of the OHL.
Hence, even if Miller makes the Rangers out of camp, they are able to send him to the Whale after the 10 game mark.