2:22PM: Alain Vigneault said today, via the Daily News, that he hasn’t figured out where Miller fits in just yet and that he needs to play to continue his development.
12PM: Via the AHL Transaction wire, the Rangers have sent JT Miller to Hartford.
Miller has not played in the Rangers last
three four games. Miller played under 10 minutes in his last six games.
With the Rangers this season, Miller has one goal, one assist, an average of 11:06 and according to Extra Skater, when he is on the ice, the Rangers have 48.8% of the 5 on 5 shot attempts.
Miller, at 5 on 5, has been on the ice for one goal for and five against.
The Wolf Pack play tomorrow against Portland and then Friday and Saturday.
During his 3 game stint in Hartford earlier in the year, Miller had four goals, 6 PIM and 11 shots on goal.
Adam Rotter: It was time for Miller to go to Hartford and after not playing for over a week he can get three games in four nights this week. With the Rangers finally getting healthy, this could provide Miller a chance to stay in Hartford for a while, work on his game and get called back up later on during the year when he may be able to make more of an impact.
From the Rangers: NEW YORK, November 26, 2013 – New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the club has assigned forward J.T. Miller to the Hartford Wolf Pack of the American Hockey League (AHL).
Miller, 20, has registered two points (one goal, one assist) in 15 games with the Rangers this season. He recorded his first point of the season with a power play assist on October 31 against Buffalo, and notched his first goal of the season on November 10 against Florida. He returns to Hartford where he has registered four goals and a plus-two rating in three games this season. He led the Wolf Pack and was tied for second in the AHL in goals, and ranked second on the team in points at the time of his recall on October 15. He has tallied at least one goal in each of his three contests in Hartford, including a two-goal performance on October 6 against Albany.
The East Palestine, Ohio native was originally selected by the Rangers as a first round choice, 15th overall, in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.