In an interview with Jim Cerny at Blueshirts United, JT Miller says the wrist injury that kept him from participating in the postseason for the Rangers last year feels better now, but admitted that it's not 100% healed just yet.
Miller did add that he is able to lift weights and do his normal off-season program and would be able to play if the season started today.
Miller said this about the injury…
"I was finally getting comfortable (in the NHL) and getting used to the style of play, but it just got to the point I was making more mistakes than normal (because of the wrist). It's something I tried to play through, and thought I could play through. I just wanted to make my stand here, and I didn't want to let anything get in the way of that. I don't really regret anything. I just tried to play, and it was an unfortunate, frustrating kind of injury."
Miller had 2g, 2a in 26 games with the Rangers last season.
…great to hear that the injury is progressing and he should be ready to go when camp starts in September.
…i'm real interested to see how Miller plays in camp under AV. I always felt that he was the perfect two-way player for Tortorella's tough, physical brand of hockey. Whereas AV will likely bring out the best in Kreider's game, I'm concerned a more run and gun style might not suit Miller well.
…either way, he'll be on the bubble when camps starts and will have to fight off players such as Kreider, Pouliot, Kristo, Pyatt, Boyle and Hrivik for one of the final roster spots. I think, similar to last year, Miller will start the season with the Whale and by mid-season he'll be up with the big club.