OUTRyan Miller
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1 month ago

Miller went under the knife Friday for wrist surgery, Eric Stephens of The Orange County Register reports.

EDGE Analysis

Reportedly the surgery was needed so a bone fragment could be taken out of Miller's wrist, but since his recovery time is projected to be six weeks, the injury shouldn't keep him sidelined for training camp or hinder him for the 2018-19 campaign. Despite the discomfort, the veteran was strong down the stretch winning the last four regular season games, but did let in three goals on 12 shots in his only postseason action against San Jose, coming in for relief of John Gibson. Miller is expected to once again back up Gibson for 2018-19, which will be the last year of his contract.

OUTRyan Miller
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2 months ago

Miller stopped nine of the 12 shots he faced in the third period of an 8-1 Game 3 loss to San Jose on Monday.

EDGE Analysis

Miller came in for garbage time work, but the Sharks were still able to get three past him, which suggests Miller isn't the answer either in this series. Whichever goaltender plays in Game 4 will have a tall assignment in keeping the season alive.

OUTRyan Miller
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2 months ago

Miller stopped all 31 shots Saturday against the Coyotes.

EDGE Analysis

With the victory, the Ducks clinched home ice advantage against the Sharks in Round 1. Miller also passes U.S. Hockey Hall of Famer Tom Barrasso for all-time victories among goaltenders (370). The veteran netminder will be backing up John Gibson to start the playoffs, but his strong play this season makes him a great secondary option if something were to occur to Gibson.

OUTRyan Miller
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2 months ago

Miller will defend the road net from the Coyotes on Saturday, Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register reports.

EDGE Analysis

As noted by Craig Morgan of NHL.com, Miller needs just one more win to pass U.S. Hockey Hall of Famer Tom Barrasso for all-time victories among goaltenders. Anaheim's backup netminder has rattled off three straight wins for 369 in his career between the Sabres, Blues, Canucks and Ducks. Miller reportedly will be countered by Anti Raanta in this regular-season finale.

OUTRyan Miller
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2 months ago

Miller stopped 23 of Dallas' 26 shots, earning a 5-3 win over the Stars on Friday.

EDGE Analysis

Vintage Ryan Miller this was not, as he followed his dominating performance against Minnesota with a so-so showing against a Dallas team that didn't have anything to play for but pride. The Ducks would much prefer to see John Gibson (upper body) ready to go in their first-round series with either Vegas, San Jose or Los Angeles, but if he's not healthy in time, they'll have to roll with Miller. That means Saturday is crucial for him and the Ducks to re-establish that they can win with him in the net, which could make him a nice value play.

OUTRyan Miller
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2 months ago

Miller will guard the cage in Friday's home game against the Stars, Eric Stephens of The Orange County Register reports.

EDGE Analysis

Miller was razor sharp in his last start Wednesday against Minnesota, turning aside 26 of the 27 shots he faced en route to a tidy 3-1 victory. The American netminder will look to stay dialed in and extend his winning streak to three games in a favorable home matchup with a Stars squad that's only averaging 2.54 goals per game on the road this season, 27th in the NHL.

OUTRyan Miller
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3 months ago

Miller stopped 26 of 27 shots Wednesday, helping his team clinch a playoff spot with a 3-1 win over Minnesota.

EDGE Analysis

Miller has stepped up nicely in his past two games with John Gibson (upper body) day-to-day. With the playoffs now locked up, Anaheim's not likely to take any chances rushing Gibson back until the playoffs. The Ducks would much prefer to have him back at 100 percent, even if that means taking their chances with Vegas in round 1 instead of San Jose or Los Angeles. With that being the case and two winnable matchups left, now might be a great time to pick up Miller if you can and see if his solid play continues as the Ducks try to avoid the early matchup with the Golden Knights.

OUTRyan Miller
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3 months ago

Miller will defend the cage against the Wild on Wednesday, Eric Stephens of The Orange County Register reports.

EDGE Analysis

Miller will make his first start since March 9 when he faced off with the Stars. Starter John Gibson (upper body) is considered day-to-day, but with only a week left until playoffs begin, the veteran Miller could be forced into some postseason action -- something that hasn't happened since 2014-15 when he was with Vancouver. Of course, that would require the Ducks to earn a spot in the playoffs, something they haven't quite shored up yet.

OUTRyan Miller
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3 months ago

Miller replaced an injured John Gibson against the Avalanche on Sunday. He made 19 saves on 21 shots in a 4-3 overtime victory.

EDGE Analysis

If Gibson misses any action, Miller will be called upon down the stretch as the Ducks fight for a playoff spot. The 37-year-old has been up to the task as the backup this year, posting a 2.51 GAA and .925 save percentage.

OUTRyan Miller
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3 months ago

Miller allowed two goals, both of which came on the power play, on 37 shots in a 2-1 loss to the Stars on Friday.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran goaltender stopped all 32 shots at even strength, yet that wasn't enough because the Stars man advantage struck twice, and the Ducks gave Miller little goal support. Miller's lost three straight decisions, but in all three, he's made at least 35 saves, and in two of the losses, the Ducks scored zero or one goal. Hopefully the Ducks can give him more offense in his next start, so he can improve upon his 8-6-6 record.