Miller likely won't play against Sabres

Miller likely won't play against Sabres
Posted at 6:00 PM, Oct 19, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-19 18:00:30-04

It looks like Buffalo Sabres fans will have to wait until February to see longtime Sabres goaltender Ryan Miller in action against the blue and gold.

Wednesday Miller told reporters that he will backup Jacob Markstrom duringThursday's game against the Sabres, after feeling some tightness the last few days. “It’s not an injury," Miller started. "It’s more of a muscle that didn’t want to settle down.”

The 36-year-old added that he deals with the pain about ten times a season, and usually it goes away with some rest. In his first and only game of the season, Miller stopped 25 shots and earned the win.

Miller played 11 seasons with the Sabres, winning the Vezina Trophy -- awarded to the league’s top goaltender -- in 2010. He was traded from the Sabres in 2014 to the St. Louis Blues, and signed the following offseason in Vancouver, where he has since been the Canucks starting goaltender.

Buffalo hosts Vancouver later this season on February 12th.

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