Steve Zipay takes you inside the locker room, home and on the road, with the New York Rangers, and also writes about the NHL, off and on the ice.
J.T. Miller assigned to AHL
Seemed like a matter of time, because time isn't what the rookie has been getting, especially since the signing of Mats Zuccarello, the trade with San Jose for Ryane Clowe and the acquisiton of Derick Brassard from Columbus in the Gaborik deal.
Miller's sore left wrist, which hindred his passing and shooting, has kept him sidelined as well.
Miller, 20, did not play the last four games; his last appearance was a 7:08 stint against Winnipeg, during coach John Tortorella sat he and Chris Kreider for the third period.
Miller, who is in the first year of his entry-level contract, played agressively, and naturally, made some mistakes. He scored two goals against the Islanders in his second NHL game on Feb. 7 and had an assist against Ottawa on on Feb. 21, another against Tampa three games later and has been pointless since. Tortorella likes him, however, and might be recalled in case of injuries or if the Rangers make the playoffs and rosters expand.