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Ryan Miller admits late season injury was a concussion

Apr 28, 2011, 2:05 PM EDT

Ryan Miller AP

During the playoffs, NHL teams are almost comically cryptic when describing injuries. In most cases, you’re lucky to get a read on which half of a players body has been harmed.

That’s one of the strange things about the days after a round is completed: teams and players start to admit what was actually wrong. Buffalo Sabres goalie Ryan Miller told media members that concussion issues forced him to miss most of the 2010-11 season’s final four games.

It only makes sense that Miller was dealing with a serious injury considering the fact that he missed some absolutely huge games for the Sabres. Buffalo was fighting for playoff survival toward the end of the season, but backup Jhonas Enroth was good enough to help them lock up the seventh seed.

Miller told reporters that he suffered from those issues because of four shots that hit him in the head during a one-week span, with slap shots from Brian Rolston and Dion Phaneuf doing the greatest amount of damage.

He had an up-and-down series against the Flyers, earning two shutouts but also allowing nine goals in the last two games.

  1. haleyistheman00 - Apr 28, 2011 at 4:07 PM

    wow he racked up 4 shutouts in the series but still lost

    • James O'Brien - Apr 28, 2011 at 6:04 PM


  2. haleyistheman00 - Apr 28, 2011 at 6:31 PM

    lol sorry, didnt mean to bust your balls

  3. ynotflyers - Apr 28, 2011 at 10:57 PM

    I think in this situation Mr. Miller should have either kept his mouth shut or made mention of his head injuries before the series. I really had ( and I guess I still do)(but it’s damaged) a lot of respect for Miller. This Statement coming right after the Flyers flipped them over the boards and onto the Fairways, really sounds so pathetic…..I actually did say to someone that his last two games where so out of the norm for him…I thought maybe he was just burnt up, returning to the ice and right into a playoff series can’t be exactly what the doctor ordered. But his timing for this truth be told confession leaves a bad taste in my mouth…..Miller you guys got your butts handed to you,thats it plane and simple…Don’t feel bad Boston is about to get the same deal for the 2 nd year in a row…..Go Flyers & Go FANS…Ynotflyers

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