Kevan Miller remained sidelined Wednesday night as the Boston Bruins visited the Edmonton Oilers, sitting out as a healthy scratch for the first time this season.
The 28-year-old defenseman had been medically cleared to return after missing the previous five games with a concussion, but given the Bruins won all five games in his absence, coach Claude Julien opted to keep his defensive corps intact.
“If they’re going to continue to do well, there’s no real rush,” Miller told reporters Wednesday morning, via BostonBruins.com. “At the same time, I want to get back in games and just feel it out. So, once I’m feeling pretty much back to things, we’ll go from there.”
The Bruins, who went on to lose to the Oilers 3-2 in a shootout, did not announce their starting lineup until minutes before puck drop. Miller skated during warmups, and Julien said he would have been comfortable using him if the need arose.
“He’s a guy that we feel is almost ready — could use a little bit more time, I think,” the coach told reporters Wednesday morning. “But in a pinch, I have no problem putting him in there.”
Miller has played in 17 games this season, tallying one goal and four assists.
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