BOSTON (CBS) – Sabres goalie Ryan Miller said Monday he is no longer certain he suffered a concussion when he was hit by Bruins forward Milan Lucic during an in-game collision on Nov. 12.

He left that game, a Bruins win, after the second period and has not returned to the ice since.

After Miller went down, the Sabres said his injury was a concussion, and the team maintains that’s the reason he has missed the last seven games.

Miller, who said he’s not sure if he suffered a concussion from the hit, is more concerned with his neck injury.

“I don’t know for certain what it was, but it felt like a good impact,” Miller told the Buffalo News Monday. “It was more neck and something where I aggravated a disc in my neck pretty good and we had an MRI and CT-scan showing that which kind of backed that up and was the source of a lot of the tension and a lot of the discomfort. It definitely was limiting my range of motion.”

There is no timetable for Miller’s return. In 11 games this year, he is 5-6 with a 2.86 goals against average.

Lucic was not fined or suspended for the hit.

“While it’s unfortunate that Miller was hurt I saw nothing egregious about this hit that would elevate it to supplemental discipline,” NHL Senior Vice President of Player Safety and Hockey Operations Brendan Shanahan said after making his decision.

  1. Mike says:

    How about some supplemental discipline against the Sabres team and management for fraudulently attempting to elicit a suspension against Lucic?

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