Colin Miller

Colin Miller hopes to return to Bruins lineup Tuesday

DJ Bean
November 16, 2015 - 7:48 am
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Colin Miller feels ready to return to the Bruins'€™ lineup, but it'€™s unclear whether that will be the case on Tuesday when the B'€™s host the Sharks. Miller was kept out of Saturday'€™s lineup with a lower-body injury, though Claude Julien intimated the injury was minor. Miller took part in Monday'€™s practice and said that he "I feel good," Miller said. "I feel fine, so we'€™ll see come tomorrow what happens." Prior to sitting on Saturday, Miller had played in 14 straight games for the Bruins. Now that Dennis Seidenberg is healthy, however, Miller is one of eight options the Bruins have on defense, with both Joe Morrow and Zach Trotman seeing ample time in the press box. The Bruins clearly do not have their six defensemen set in stone, so as Claude Julien continues to rotate guys in and out of the lineup on defense, it wouldn'€™t be outside the realm of possibility for Julien to sit Miller an extra game even if he'€™s healthy enough to play. "I think it depends on circumstances," Julien said. "It depends on if guys are playing well, it'€™s fine [to play them], if there'€™s guys that aren'€™t playing as well and you think a guy can come in and help, you'€™re going to make those decisions. I don'€™t think it'€™s necessarily a clear decision on my part." Miller has played well enough to stay in the lineup, however, just as Morrow had been mostly good before being taken out of the lineup recently. With Trotman having sat for 11 straight games before getting back into game action earlier this month, the numbers game on a not-so-good blue line figures to put some of Boston'€™s young defensemen in the press box more often than they might deserve it.

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