BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) - Buffalo Sabres Goalie Ryan Miller is out of the game indefinitely after being hit hard during their game against the Boston Bruins.
Bruins player Milan Lucic knocked Miller down and his helmet flew off causing a concussion. Now, it's the Sabres that are feeling the heat for not doing enough to fight back. Only a few players stepped in to defend the goalie. Miller also played another whole period before his symptoms got so bad he had to be taken out of the game.
Now, many people said Lucic should be suspended for what people are calling "gutless actions". He will have a hearing with the NHL, Monday at 1 p.m.
"Lucic has 50 pounds on me and he runs me like that. It's unbelievable. Everyone sees him as a tough guy and solid play. I respected him for how hard he plays but this was gutless. Gutless," Miller said.
Miller's injury raises even more concerns because it is his second concussion in eight months, which puts him at greater risk. NHL officials said Miller's health and dependability have never been so uncertain in his career.
The Sabres have called up goalie Drew MacIntyre from AHL in Rochester. He will back up Jhonas Enroth in Montreal, Monday night.
The Sabres face the Bruins five more times this season. The next game will be on November 23 at First Niagara Center.