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Ryan Miller: ‘I didn’t know [Bruins] were all doctors’

Posted By DJ Bean On November 15, 2011 @ 3:06 pm In General | No Comments

Sabres goaltender Ryan Miller [1] spoke to Buffalo reporters Tuesday [2], and touched on both his physical condition and his reaction to the lack of suspension of Bruins forward Milan Lucic [3].

Miller suffered a concussion Saturday night when Lucic hit him in the Sabres’ zone after the two were racing for the puck.

“I’€™m not as well as I’€™d like to be, but considering, I feel alright,” Miller said. “My neck is pretty sore. I’€™m trying to figure out if that’€™s more of a source of headaches or if what I’€™m really feeling was my head really started hurting.

“You always are concerned. Last year I thought I had a very simple ‘€˜get your bell rung,’€™ and I missed five games. This, I don’€™t know how to put a timeline on it, but I am encouraged that my neck feels better. Once that really feels good, I can start to make my way back.”

Lucic said Monday that he was “surprised” to hear that Miller had a concussion because contact was never made with the head on the play. He added that Miller could have perhaps suffered the injury later in the period when Tyler Seguin [4] crashed into the net. Miller isn’t the biggest Lucic fan out there, so he was rubbed the wrong way the remarks.

“The one thing I was disappointed with the assessment or what came out of Boston and some of what came out of the league was it wasn’€™t a head shot, so that was their conclusion to why the concussion maybe didn’€™t come from that,” he said. “I didn’€™t know they were all doctors. Concussions are caused by many things, one of them including a whiplash motion that sends your brain moving laterally or however you’€™re hit. It doesn’€™t need to be a direct impact. That fact alone, I’€™m rolling my eyes.”

The two teams will meet again a week from Wednesday.


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