Read: Could JT Miller enter the Rangers lineup today? (Update: He is )

JT Miller

12:10PM: Miller is starting for the Rangers tonight. (Rangers)

11:46AM: Miller is skating with Brad Richard and Carl Hagelin during line rushes. (Rangers)

8:34AM: Pat Leonard writes, he calls it a “hunch,” that JT Miller could join the Rangers lineup tonight for game five against the Flyers. (Daily News)

He says that Dan Carcillo could come out of the Rangers lineup after a “forgettable” game four performance. (Daily News)

  • John Giannone said on Hockey Night Live that he didn’t expect any changes to the Rangers lineup.

Leonard cites a performance against the Flyers back in October to help make a case for why Miller could return to the Rangers lineup. (Daily News)

Miller said that if he were to enter the lineup he knows he will have to make a defensive play first. (Daily News)


 

Miller was called up on 4/14 but has not played for the Rangers since being called up.

After he was sent down in early April, Alain Vigneault said that Miller needed to be more of a pro on and off the ice.

When Miller was called back up, Vigneault said on 4/15:

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Stats: Wolf Pack win 7-2 (JT Miller (2), Danny Kristo, Oscar Lindberg score)

The Wolf Pack beat St. John 7-2 last night:

  • Chris McCarthy: plus 2, 3 shots
  • Conor Allen: 1 assist, plus one, 2 shots, hooking penalty
  • Dylan McIlrath: plus one
  • Ryan Bourque: plus one, 1 shot
  • JT Miller: 2 goals, minus one, 7 shots, high sticking penalty
  • Marek Hrivik: 1 goal, plus 2, 4 shots
  • Oscar Lindberg: 1 goal, 2 shots, high sticking and slashing penalty
  • Danny Kristo: 1 goal, 1 assist, plus 2, 2 shots

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Stats/Watch: Wolf Pack win 2-1 in shootout (JT Miller scores/Dylan McIlrath fights)

The Wolf Pack beat the Bruins 2-1 last night in a shootout:

  • Chris McCarthy: 1 shot
  • Conor Allen: nothing on scoresheet
  • Dylan McIlrath: 2 shots, fight, tripping and roughing penalty
  • Ryan Bourque: minus one, 1 shot, interference and slashing penalty. SO goal
  • JT Miller: 1 goal, plus one, 3 shots, hooking penalty
  • Marek Hrivik: minus one, 1 shot
  • Oscar Lindberg: 5 shots
  • Jesper Fast: minus one, 2 shots
  • Danny Kristo: plus one, 2 shots

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JT Miller

Read: Why JT MIller was sent down/how he has been looked at in the past year.

After playing the first game of the season, JT Miller was sent down to Hartford on 10/5, called back up on 10/15, sent to Hartford on 11/26, called back up on 12/6, sent down on 12/9, called back up on 12/19, sent down on 1/11, called up on 2/25, sent down on 3/5, called up on 3/26, sent down on 4/2.

Miller has played in 30 games this season, has 3 goals, 3 assists, a minus 6, 18 PIM, 46 shots on goal, 44 hits and 17 blocked shots with an average of 11:27 per game.

In the AHL this season, Miller has 12 goals and 25 assists with a plus 13, 108 shots on goal and 39 PIM


When asked why Miller was sent down on Wednesday, Alain Vigneault said on Thursday that Miller hasn’t earned the right to stay in the lineup on a consistent basis and “he needs to show more commitment on the ice and off.” (NY Post)

He added that hopefully Miller will figure things out and if he does the team will have a good player. If he doesn’t figure things out, Vigneault says that Miller will top out as a “good minor league player.” (NY Post)

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News: JT Miller sent down *Update*

6:41PM: The Rangers announcement is below

4:28PM: The Rangers have sent down JT Miller. (AHL Transaction wire, via Jake)

Miller has been scratched the past two games.

Miller played in two games after being called up last Wednesday, because of Chris Kreider’s injury, and had 3 shots on goal and played 13:19 against Philly and 9:57 against Calgary.

Alain Vigneault said that he wasn’t happy with Miller’s second period against Calgary.

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