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.
At look at the play that forced Kevan Miller to miss the end of the first period. Weird bounce off the initial shot by Tavares. pic.twitter.com/jo7vwKV8XS
— Conor Ryan (@ConorRyan_93) November 27, 2018
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.