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Bruins recall Kevan Miller amidst injury concerns on blue line

11.20.13 at 6:14 pm ET

The Bruins announced Wednesday evening that they have called up defenseman Kevan Miller from Providence. The call-up comes amidst a rather cloudy availability situation regarding Boston’s blueliners.

Defenseman Dennis Seidenberg left Tuesday’s game with a lower-body injury after one shift, while Matt Bartkowski appeared to hurt his left knee in the second period but returned — albeit it noticeably hobbled — for the third period. Adam McQuaid has missed the last five games with a lower-body injury but began skating this week. It is unknown where each player stands regarding potential availability for Thursday’s game against the Blues, but Miller will be available to the team if needed.

If the 26-year-old is to play Thursday, it will be his NHL debut.

The right-shooting Miller made the Bruins out of training camp but was sent to Providence the day before the season began. In 12 games for Providence, the University of Vermont product has one goal and two assists for three points with a minus-7 rating and 30 penalty minutes.

Miller is in his fourth season in the Bruins’ organization since signing with them as an undrafted free agent.

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