Kevan Miller injury update: Bruins defenseman out 5 weeks after taking puck to throat

Bruins defenseman Kevan Miller will be sidelined approximately five weeks because of cartilage damage suffered in his throat when he was struck by a puck in Monday’s game at Toronto, the team announced Wednesday.

Per the Bruins: “X-rays on Monday evening were negative. He underwent a CT scan in the hospital which revealed a cartilage injury to the larynx, which was reviewed and re-confirmed upon his return to Boston. Miller will be out and re-evaluated in approximately five weeks.”

Miller, 31, was hit by shot from John Tavares in the first period of a Boston loss in Toronto, where he was hospitalized overnight.

The Bruins have been dealing with a rash of injuries to defensemen. Zdeno Chara and Charlie McAvoy are out, and Miller had just returned last week after missing 13 games with a broken hand.

Miller has two points, both on assists, in 11 games.