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Kevan Miller signs two-year, $1.6 million extension

Posted by Fluto Shinzawa, Globe Staff  January 21, 2014 06:48 PM

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Bruins defenseman Kevan Miller has signed a two-year, one-way, $1.6 million extension. The rookie had been scheduled to become a restricted free agent at year’s end.

Miller has been efficient as a stay-at-home right-shot defenseman. He has one goal and one assist in 16 games while averaging 16:52 of ice time per appearance. Miller has played on all three pairings and on the penalty kill. In Monday's 3-2 win over Los Angeles, Miller threw the hit of the game on Kings captain Dustin Brown.

The 26-year-old Miller gives the Bruins depth on the right side, as Johnny Boychuk and Adam McQuaid will be unrestricted free agents after 2014-15.

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