Update, 2:08 p.m.:
According to Andrew Gross at the Bergen Record, the reason Miller left practice was due to a left wrist injury he suffered against the Panthers.
Miller's x-ray results were negative, be he is questionable for tomorrow's game vs. the Caps.
Here's Miller on the injury (via Newsday)...
"It's just sore, it was pretty swollen. It feels OK now, but when I was trying to shoot I could feel the tendons pop...they're loose."
And in the event Miller can't go the Rangers have announced that they have recalled Kris Newbury from the Whale.
Very similar to Haley, Newbury is a guy who will stick-up for teammates and adds some toughness to the line-up. Kreider also spoke glowingly of Newbury after being recalled the other day.
The question is, does Newbury play tomorrow regardless of Miller's status? And if he does, who comes out? Pyatt? Boyle? Richards?
Not exactly news you want to wake up to...
J.T. Miller, who started practice by colliding with a stretching Henrik Lundqvist, has left the ice.— Andrew Gross (@AGrossRecord) March 23, 2013
Awesome, the Rangers can't get in the way of their opponents, but they can get in the way of themselves....
By all accounts, Lundqvist avoided injury. Lucky for the Rangers, especially if Hank is still rehabbing a stiff neck.
The Rangers had a second practice session this morning that Miller did not participate in. No time to panic, yet.
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@TheNYRBlog so the wonderful ranger organization release a center that does little things right, release Boyle he sucks
Prediction for JT Miller tomorrow morning: http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=GZwQeHaXfNo
.@TheNYRBlog BOYLE! OH SWEET BLUE CHRIST LET IT BE STONE HANDS BOYLE!!!
@TheNYRBlog did they put Bickel on waivers
@TheNYRBlog ugh, miller hurt?
if Miller plays make the 3rd line Miller-Newbury-Kreider. Then throw Boyle down to 4th line with Powe and Pyatt and scratch Asham
@TheNYRBlog If both Miller and Asham can go, I's sit Pyatt. Gives you a bottom six of Kreids-Newbury-Miller and Ash-Boyle-Powe
@TheNYRBlog no one would need to sit. With the halpern waiver claim, we still have 20 on the roster. With gilroy watching from the press box
""Miller said he left the ice today because it was hurting when he tried to shoot or pass and he couldn't get any snap or power on what he was trying to do.""
No panic... yet :)
Pretty sure Miller's injury, which is the same left wrist that he injured against the Panthers, had nothing to do with the collision with Hank. X-rays negative though
@AG_Blue Asham is expected back, so yes someone would have to come out if Torts wants MIller and Newbury to play.
@charliegoal Yes, teams have till tomorrow at noon (I think) to claim him. If not then he's Whale bound.
@mcolucci1 Doesn't seem serious, but he's questionable for tomorrow.
@AndrewOnHockey I'm with you.
@shawntaggs If MIller plays then someone would have to sit.
Ha! Forgot about Asham ... let's see if he can skate. It would be good to get him going before the would-be post-season
@TheNYRBlog do u think he will get claimed and do u think they have a trade in the works
@TheNYRBlog one bright spot we got!
@TheNYRBlog Every so often I put together a sane thought.
@TheNYRBlog oh didn't think of that I was thinking the rangers had 11 forwards without miller in the lineup with the call up of newbury too
@TheNYRBlog ok gets some info
@charliegoal Teams covet toughness (other than NYR of course) so there's a chance he gets claimd. Looks like something's up tradewise.
@TheNYRBlog yeah when I wad going over the list of forwards I forgot about pyatt. Guess that says a lot about what I think of him
@shawntaggs Still a good chance Miller plays. Newbury brings toughness, but Asham will be back as well. Pyatt could be odd man out.