Kevan Miller

Kevan Miller

Kevan Miller will undergo season-ending shoulder surgery, a source confirmed to WEEI.com Friday. The news was first reported by Fluto Shinzawa of the Boston Globe.

Miller re-injured his right shoulder in Monday’€™s loss to the Flames. The shoulder was originally injured in a fight against Sabres forward Nicolas Deslauriers on Oct. 18. He missed 13 games before returning on Nov. 21.

Earlier this month, Miller admitted that he had been advised against fighting again this season by doctors. He also said he expected to have surgery in the offseason.

The Bruins had been using Miller as a third-pairing defenseman, and his loss further weakens a blue line that has seen Zdeno Chara return from a torn PCL injury and Dennis Seidenberg struggle in top-four minutes.

In 41 games this season, Miller had two goals and five assists for seven points and a team-leading plus-20 rating.

The Bruins have not recalled a defenseman and currently have six healthy blueliners. Zach Trotman is the most likely candidate to replace Miller given that he is a right shot, but Joe Morrow, currently working his way back from a knee injury, could be brought up when healthy if the B’s play their versatile left-shot defensemen (Seidenberg, Torey Krug) on the right side.

Miller’s injury could also accelerate a potential trade for a defenseman. The trade deadline is March 2.

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Blog Author: 
DJ Bean

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Malcolm Subban was reportedly the first goaltender off the ice in Friday’€™s morning skate, indicating the 2012 first-round pick will make his NHL debut against the Blues.

Malcolm Subban

Malcolm Subban

Malcolm Subban was reportedly the first goaltender off the ice in Friday’€™s morning skate, indicating the 2012 first-round pick will make his NHL debut against the Blues. Right wing Brian Ferlin will also make his NHL debut.

Subban, who is in his second recall of the season, spent a four-game stretch with the B’€™s earlier this month but did not play. He was recalled again this week, with the B’€™s opting against starting him Wednesday against the Oilers. Despite starting Tuukka Rask in the game, the B’€™s still lost to Edmonton in a shootout.

Should Subban play the entire game Friday, it will break up a stretch of 15 straight games played for Rask, who has also played in 24 of the Bruins’€™ last 25 games.

Bruins coach Claude Julien told reporters that both Ferlin and Jordan Caron will play Friday. Both players took line rushes with Gregory Campbell on the fourth line in morning skate, according to the Boston Herald. As such, Daniel Paille and Craig Cunningham will be healthy scratches.

According to Steve Conroy of the Boston Herald, the lines in morning skate were as follows:

Lucic-Krejci-Pastrnak
Marchand-Bergeron-Smith
Kelly-Soderberg-Eriksson
Caron-Campbell-Ferlin

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Blog Author: 
DJ Bean

The Bruins recalled forward forward Brian Ferlin from Providence and placed defenseman Kevan Miller on injured reserve.

The Bruins recalled forward forward Brian Ferlin from Providence and placed defenseman Kevan Miller on injured reserve.

The news of Miller being on injured reserve should come as no surprise, as the team said this week that he would not play the rest of the Bruins’€™ current road trip after re-injuring his right shoulder on Monday night. The Bruins’€™ next game after the road trip is Tuesday against Vancouver, so if Miller is healthy by then he would be eligible to come off IR, which lasts a minimum of seven days from the injury.

Though he began the season technically on the roster so the Bruins could maximize potential cap space going forward, this is the first actual recall of Ferlin’€™s career. A two-way forward from Jacksonville who played his college hockey at Cornell, the 22-year-old has nine goals and seven assists for 16 points in 46 games this season.

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DJ Bean
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NBC Sports NHL analyst Pierre McGuire made his weekly appearance Thursday on Middays with MFB to talk about the struggling Bruins.

Pierre McGuire

Pierre McGuire

NBC Sports NHL analyst Pierre McGuire made his weekly appearance Thursday on Middays with MFB to talk about the struggling Bruins. To hear the interview, go to the MFB audio on demand page.

The Bruins lost in a shootout to the Oilers on Wednesday night, which was their fifth straight loss overall, and sixth in their last seven games. McGuire noted the loss to the struggling Oilers was a bad loss, and the pressure has been raised a great deal with the team as the trade deadline approaches.

“I am not going to change because I really like this team. I like major components of this team, but there were a few things last night,” McGuire said. “No. 1, they did all the changes they needed to change in order to try and be competitive in that game. Secondly, they had a terrible start, which doesn’t speak well to some of the commitment of some of the players on that team. And the third thing is they did go with their perceived best goalie and probably is their best goalie in Tuukka Rask and weren’t able to get the job done.

“That is a huge point in the standings. It’s a huge, huge point. If you look at the rest of the road trip — they are in St. Louis and they are in Chicago — two very difficult places to play. This has a chance to be 0-5 on the trip. That is not where you wanted to be, especially with their run through Alberta. This is going to be really interesting to watch the Bruins because I got to believe the pressure is just amped up unbelievable.”

With the way things are in the standings, currently sitting in eighth place in the Eastern Conference, there is no wiggle room for the Bruins.

“They are up against it, no question,” said McGuire. “I think this is going to be, especially when you consider Cam Neely’s words to Kevin Paul DuPont. Those were strong words. Those were coming from ownership. Those were coming from a man that is fully vested in the team and helped put the team together. You have to think this is a real difficult situation for Peter Chiarelli and for the Bruins hierarchy to figure out because the cap wise they are in trouble. That is the reason why they traded Johnny Boychuk this year. Now some people could say revision is history.

“‘Hey, they should have kept Boychuk and just played it out at the end of the year, and why didn’t they keep Jarome Iginla and his 30 goals?’ There are going to be a lot of second guessers here. I still think the team is good enough to make the playoffs and have a run, but I do think they need to do something before they get to the trade deadline on March 2. What that is, I don’t know. I don’t know how they are going to pull it off.”

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WEEI

The Bruins opted against starting Malcolm Subban Wednesday night, further underscoring the importance placed on getting two points against the second-worst team in the NHL.

They still lost.