Note: JT Miller went to the locker room

JT MILLER11:39PM: Miller played 39 seconds after returning to the bench.

11:22PM: Miller returned to the bench with 5:48 left in the third period.

12.16.14 | 11:11PM: JT Miller went to the Rangers locker room early in the third period with Rangers trainer Jim Ramsay.

Mark Giordano stepped up and hit Miller at the blue line 5:53 into the third period.

Earlier in that shift Miller was tripped up off a faceoff by Matt Stajan

John Giannone said on MSG, “he knew something was wrong when he got to the bench, screamed an obscenity, summoned Jim Ramsay and they headed off to the locker room. He pretty much knew right away that something was wrong.”

He was hit earlier in the game by Bouma which led to Tanner Glass fighting Bouma.

Miller has played 13:31 tonight and was 4 and 8 on faceoffs. He had 1 giveaway, 3 takeways and 2 blocked shots.

Read: JT Miller on moving back to center for the time being

JT MillerJT Miller was moved to center on Sunday against Edmonton because Derick Brassard was sent back to New York to deal with the mumps.

Miller said that moving to center changes his mind set a bit as playing in the middle requires more thinking while playing on the wing is more instinctive. (NY Post)

He said that center is a more demanding position to play in the defensive zone so he needs to focus on getting back into the zone and being defensive minded. (Daily News)

Miller said while the responsibilities of being in the middle are different, he sees it as an opportunity to play with “great players.” He said that the situation isn’t ideal but it’s another chance for him to “prove his value.”  (NY Post)

On his performance on Sunday, Miller said that he felt he played “okay” and didn’t do anything great or anything “too bad.” (Daily News)

Miller was sent to Hartford earlier in the season to focus on playing center.

Read: JT Miller has been impressing since being called back up

JT MillerIn six games with the Rangers since being called back up, JT Miller has 3 goals, 1 assist, 12 shots on goal and in the last three games played at least 13:20 in each game.

During the games against the Oilers and Canucks, Sam Rosen and Joe Micheletti made comments saying:

  • This is the best Miller has played since joining the Rangers organization
  • Miller continues his “excellent,” “outstanding” play
  • He is playing wit ha lot of confidence and has been “excellent since he returned” from Hartford.

On Saturday Miller had three hits and on Sunday, after being moved to center, was 5 and 6 on faceoffs.

In the six games, Miller has had a Corsi of over 50% in three games and in the other three games had a Corsi in the 30% range. (Natural Stat Trick)

Last week, Derek Stepan said of Miller “I have been here through Millsy’s first couple of years and you can see his confidence on the ice, each time he is here he has gotten more confidence. He is learning the game and learning down in Hartford and he is really applying it. He has been able to get the mental aspect down and pick up some things along the way.”

Recap: Derek Stepan on JT Miller and going on the road

Derek Stepan12/10/14 | 3:29PM: Derek Stepan met with the media following practice today and discussed the Rangers upcoming road trip as well as JT Miller (NYR) :

  • Right now moving forward, our biggest concern each time we step on the ice is two points. We are going out west, western trips are sometimes good for the team to bond for a bit. But there is also a lot of travel, you get both, you get bonding but also travel. Our focus is on playing for two points each night and make sure we put good things on the ice.”

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JT Miller’s Report Card, presented by Long Island University

In the two games since being recalled, JT Miller has 1 goal, 1 assist, an even rating, 7 shots on goal with an average of 10:48 per game.

Miller had a goal an an assist against Philly with a plus two rating, 5 shots on goal and 12:37 of ice time. He was on the ice for 12 Ranger shots attempts for and 10 against at 5 on 5. (Natural Stat Trick)

Against Tampa Bay, Miller was a minus two and had two shots on goal in 8:59.  He was on the ice for 11 shot attempts for and 9 against at 5 on 5. (Natural Stat Trick)

On the season, Miller has played in five games for the Rangers and is a minus four with 14 shots on goal, 7 hits and 11:35 per game.

Miller is expected to play tomorrow night against Detroit.

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Grade: C+

Read/Watch: JT Miller’s return and his awesome goal

JScreen Shot 2014-11-30 at 12.10.49 PMT Miller played 12:37 yesterday in his first game of the season.

He had a goal, an assist, a plus two rating, 5 shots on goal and 2 hits.

Miller was on the ice for 12 Ranger shots attempts for and 10 against at 5 on 5. (Natural Stat Trick)

Joe Micheletti said that Miller was “really good” and spent a lot of time around the net.

Miller said that it felt good to score and his focus is on being consistent all over the ice.

Derick Brassard said that Miller was physical on Saturday and everyone was happy for him getting a goal.

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