What Department of Player Safety Head Stephane Quintal said about the JT Miller/Dustin Byfuglien incident

Stephane Qunital, the head of the NHL’s Department of Player Safety, was a guest on Hockey Central at Noon on Sportsnet.

Quintal was asked about the Dustin Byfuglien cross check to JT Miller last week and said, “With the Byfuglien one, the guy has played almost 600 games in the NHL, never been suspended and there was no injury on the play and those are things that we consider.”

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The Rangers are getting what they need from JT Miller right now

MillerJT Miller has three goals and four assists in his last 8 games and scored his third game winning goal of the season on Thursday night.

Miller said on MSG that his focus is on being a consistent player and trying to be “trustworthy” on defense. He added that offense is starting to come more naturally to him.

Miller aid that it’s “satisfying” to score goals but he is much happier that the team is winning and beating teams desperate for points. (Daily News)

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What Dustin Byfuglien did to JT Miller (Updates)

JT Miller3/31/ 15 |11:22PM: Valiquette added that he thinks it should be an in-person hearing of at least five games and said “what is the intent of the player here? It is to injure, out-right decapitate, put him out of the lineup permanently. This is not someone that anyone endorses.”

Valiquette added that it reminded him of Chris Simon and Ryan Hollweg and that you could see that night that Simon had the intent to injure.

11:17PM: Alain Vigneault said on MSG, “violent, deliberate, could have broken his neck. I don’t know what will happen but it’s one of the most vicious cross checks I have seen this year.”

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JT Miller is fitting in with Derick Brassard and Mats Zuccarello

JT MillerPrior to Saturday’s win over Carolina, Alain Vigneault said that he thinks JT Miller can fill the role that Benoit Pouliot had last season on a line with Derick Brassard and Mats Zuccarello. (NY Post)

Vigneault said that Pouliot was a hard player on the puck and that he had been wondering how Miller would fit in the role. (NY Post)

Miller has 2 goals, 3 hits and an assist in the past two games while skating with Brassard and Zuccarello, playing 16:09 on Saturday and 12:40 on Sunday.

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This past weekend for JT Miller

JT MillerOn Saturday against Buffalo, JT Miller played 10 minutes, had 1 shot on goal, 3 shots that missed the net, 1 hit and a hooking penalty.

Miller played 3:42 in the first period, 5:17 in the second period and only 1:01 in the third period with his last shift ending with 12:44 to go in the game.

On Sunday against Florida, Miller played 11:02 with 4 shots on goal, 1 shot blocked, 1 that missed the net, 2 hits and going 2 and 2 on faceoffs.

Miller played 5:10 in the first, 3:47 in the second and 4:23 in the third period with his last shift ending with 3:25 to go in the game.

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