Canucks’ Miller Won’t Return Until Playoffs

It is being reported that Vancouver Canucks goaltender Ryan Miller will not skate for another three weeks, putting him on pace to not return until the post-season. Miller, 34, suffered a lower-body injury February 22nd during the first period of the Canucks 4-0 win against the New York Islanders. The longtime Buffalo Sabre signed a three-year deal worth $18 million this off-season, and has posted a 2.47 GAA to go with .913 save percentage through 44 games this season.

Since Miller’s regular season ending injury, Eddie Lack, 27, has put up a save percentage of .923 through ten appearances with a GAA of 2.18, and a win-loss record of 6-2-1 (Jacob Markstrom, who was called up to replace Lack on the bench took the loss after allowing three goals on four shots in a 6-2 defeat at the hands of the San Jose Sharks.) On the season, the fan-favorite has a GAA and save percentage of 2.38 and .921 respectively.

The Canucks currently sit 2nd in the Pacific Division, with a three point cushion on both the Los Angeles Kings and the Calgary Flames. Should they make it in, which seems probable at this point, spectators are likely to see Lack given every opportunity to start in the post-season, no matter when Ryan Miller returns.

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