J.T. Miller has been sent down to the Hartford Wolfpack, according to the American Hockey League transactions page. Miller, 20, had one shot and 2 penalty minutes against the Coyotes; his first game with the Rangers since April 1st.
With Ryan Callahan set to return on Monday a forward was set to be bumped out of the lineup. Management clearly has chosen Miller as the odd man out, and he's better off receiving key minutes in Hartford than as a healthy scratch with the Rangers.
Some will argue that Miller was an undeserving victim and that someone like Taylor Pyatt should have lost his lineup spot, but that was never a realistic option. It is a bit surprising – though not necessarily wrong – that Fast was not demoted instead.
We probably have not seen the last of Miller, though, and some time in Hartford will be good for his development. He'll be used in all situations and will have a chance to play with some very talented players such as Kristo and Lindberg.
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