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Rangers send Miller back to AHL

Apr 9, 2013, 5:34 PM EDT

JT MIller

The New York Rangers have sent rookie forward JT Miller back to AHL Connecticut, the club announced on Tuesday.

Miller, 20, scored 2G-2A-4PTS in 26 games with the Rangers this season, earning high praise from head coach John Tortorella for his ability to jump into the Blueshirts lineup in his first year of professional hockey.

Miller had missed the last four games with a sore left wrist, during which the Rangers made a series of acquisitions to bolster the lineup, specifically bringing in forwards Ryane Clowe and Derick Brassard (with injured winger Derek Dorsett likely to follow).

A former standout with OHL Plymouth, Miller was taken 15th overall at the 2011 NHL Entry Draft and played a big part in Team USA’s gold medal win at the 2013 World Junior tournament in Russia.

  1. barkar942 - Apr 9, 2013 at 8:35 PM

    Go play in Hartford and learn, JT. You will be a huge part of the future of the Rangers.

  2. hockeywithdrawal - Apr 9, 2013 at 8:48 PM

    Torts tries his best to trample on every last bit of confidence in his players, doesn’t he?

  3. cameltoews - Apr 9, 2013 at 9:20 PM

    Not at all. He has nothing but good things to say about Millers play. He was only up here to get treatment on his forearm/wrist. When they sent Kreider down he was suppose to go with him but the team chose to treat him in NY rather than Hartford. This move is the righti be to make. Right now, there isn’t a spot for him and he needs to play not sit in the press box. He and Krieder will be better served for it.

  4. cameltoews - Apr 9, 2013 at 9:36 PM

    Right move to make*

  5. prosportswashington - Apr 10, 2013 at 10:50 AM

    Is it just me or do the Rangers have an incredibly stacked roster?

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