Withering words from Ryan Miller, courtesy of Buffalo’s WGR 550, regarding head shots in the wake of Niklas Hjalmarsson’s blast from behind on Jason Pominville. During the interview, Miller was asked if the Pominville incident would have drawn more eyeballs had a star player been injured.
The Buffalo goalie responded that Marc Savard, one of the NHL’s premier setup men, remains out with post-concussion syndrome following Matt Cooke’s hit to the head last season.
“Savard’s still not playing,” Miller said. “One of the best playmakers we have in this game is still not playing because of a stupid, [foolish] hit.”