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Apr 6, 2021; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Boston Bruins defenseman Kevan Miller (86) against the Philadelphia Flyers at Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

It’s been over two weeks since a high hit from the Capitals’ Dmitry Orlov sent Kevan Miller to the hospital and put him out of action for the Bruins.

Since then, updates have been few and far between.

The 33-year-old did skate on his own prior to the team’s final skate before traveling to New York, but did not travel with the team and was out of sight, out of mind. But speaking after Saturday’s morning skate on Long Island, Bruins head coach Bruce Cassidy did share what feels like some undeniable good news on the Miller front.

“Well, he’s skating,” Cassidy said Saturday. “So, there’s steps that go along with getting back towards the team, and the fact he’s on the ice is a good thing. So I don’t want to speculate because he’s in Boston and we’re [on Long Island].

“But, yeah, when you start skating, that does bring you closer. How close? I don’t know. The medical team has not filled me in on that because I knew he wouldn’t be available tonight. So it’s more about after the game tonight, we’ll revisit it and [on Sunday] and see how close he is.”

The update on Miller comes with Brandon Carlo taken out of action after absorbing a hard hit of his own from the Islanders’ Cal Clutterbuck, and with the Boston defensive depth another injury away from getting into some truly scary-deep territory.

Miller has totaled one assist, seven hits, and three blocks through four games this postseason.


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