Miller Likely Tomorrow; AV Behind the Bench; Line Changes

According to Steve Zipay at Newsday, JT Miller skated with the non-game day group on a line with Dominic Moore and Derek Dorsett this morning. Zipay added that Miller will likely make his preseason debut tomorrow in Edmonton.

…it's about time. Would like to see him get a chance to prove himself in the final three preseason games. Even if he did, I'm still not sure it'll be enough to make the opening night roster.

Meanwhile, Alain Vigneault says he will coach from behind the bench tonight, but will be back upstairs tomorrow night.

Originally, Jesper Fast was supposed to play on a line with fellow Swede Oscar Lindberg and Taylor Pyatt tonight, however, Vigneault has switched things up as he'll now be matched up with Brian Boyle and Marek Hrivik. Danny Kristo will replace him on the Lindberg line.

Vigneault told Zipay that the reason for the change is to get Fast playing with a veteran center.

…assuming Vigneault also wants to see if Lindberg and Fast can succeed separately as they have basically been paired together since Traverse.

Zipay also reported that Carl Hagelin practiced in a non-contact jersey on a line with Derick Brassard and Mats Zuccarello. While Ryan Callahan, also in a non-contact jersey, skated with Michael Haley and Yogan.

…there's that Haley-Yogan-Callahan line I've been waiting to see! lol

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