J.T. Miller returned to AHL

In a move that is probably a week late, the Rangers have sent J.T. Miller to the AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack. Miller had been a healthy scratch since the 11/17 game against LA, a 1-0 loss. In his time with New York, Miller was placed on the fourth line, rarely given offensive minutes. The reason the Rangers kept him around was as an extra body in case of injury on the road trip.

With Miller’s demotion it is expected that Taylor Pyatt will be ready to return by Friday’s game in Boston. Pyatt has been out with a concussion, and Friday would be the earliest the club would need him.

One Response to “J.T. Miller returned to AHL”

  1. bernmeister says:

    stupidity incarnate

    Need to lose Powe, Pyatt and Pouilot, conditional draft picks ok, the cap space/roster spots are worth more.

    Dorsett should also be shopped, separately or in a package, for anything reasonable.

    These moves create more than enough space for JTM. Other slots, choose from Mashinter (toughness), Haley (toughness, mobility reserve C depth) and Yogan (big, strong, some scoring skills) with guys like Hrivik a call away.

    Said it before, say it again.

    The best/smartest lines long term going forward are:

    Kreider – Miller – Callahan (possibly Kristo, eventually)
    This is a super speed line. Miller is the only C we have with enough octane to allow Kreider MAX opportunity to use his speed and jump.
    Should be our 2nd line.

    close 2nd is the sweet Swede line:
    Hagelin – Lindberg – Fast

    These are the tickets.

    They allow for trade from surplus.
    Best case scenario, Brassard can adequately replace Stepan, and Stepan can be turned into a top level RD