Sunday, February 22, 2009

Miller Out Indefinitely

Devastating news! The Sabres will now likely be without Ryan Miller for the majority, if not the remainder, of the remaining seven weeks of the season, thanks to a high ankle sprain. Miller suffered the injury against the Rangers on Saturday night and he was unable to finish the game, yet still registered the win.

The Sabres currently reside in the seventh spot in the Eastern Conference, but with the loss of their number one goaltender, it does lessen their chances for success in the long-term. They will now go with Patrick Lalime for the stretch run, so if you're looking for an available back-up, Lalime is your guy.

In the Draft, this is a huge blow to Jeremy, who is currently in the running for the money. Miller's 29 wins and 5 shutouts this season has given Jeremy 68 quality points, but is there going to be any more? Jeremy has already been without Nikolai Khabibulin in Chicago, so this is really going to hurt down the stretch. On Sunday morning, Jeremy still sits in third place, 1 point out of second and 5 points up on 4th.

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