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Kevan Miller injured in Bruins’ loss to Maple Leafs

"He went to the hospital for observation."

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Kevan Miller is in his sixth season with the Bruins. –Maddie Meyer/Getty Images

TORONTO — The Bruins also lost rock-ribbed defenseman Kevan Miller late in the first period of Monday night’s 4-2 loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs at Scotiabank Arena. Struck in the throat by a puck, Miller exited between periods and was not seen for the rest of the night.

“He went to the hospital for observation,” coach Bruce Cassidy said. “It doesn’t look serious, but they’ll keep him overnight and hopefully his breathing will be back to normal and he’ll come back and join us. Obviously, we wish him well.”

Midway through period No. 2, the Bruins announced that the defenseman was shut down for the night with an “upper body” injury. The loss of Miller added to the pile of injuries on the Boston defensive corps, with regulars Charlie McAvoy and Brandon Carlo already in the midst of protracted absences.

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