New York Rangers prospect K’Andre Miller suffered a left leg injury during Saturday’s game against Ohio State University.
The New York Rangers are holding their collective breath while impatiently waiting for an update on prospect K’Andre Miller.
The 19-year-old from St. Paul Minnesota suffered a left leg injury on Saturday night against Ohio State University.
#NTDP Alumni Update. Wisconsin's K'Andre Miller takes a hard fall in to the end boards after an end to end rush late in the Badgers game vs. Ohio State.
— Stars n’ Stripes Hockey (@StarsStripesHKY) February 10, 2019
Miller was on a coast-to-coast rush down the right side of the ice. As he made an attempt to cut to the front of the net, he lost an edge and went hard into the boards. Miller remained down on the ice for a long period of time and needed assistance skating off the ice.
He couldn’t put any pressure on his left leg.
Miller was the Rangers’ first-round pick, 22nd overall, in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft. He has scored five goals with 22 points in 26 games for the University of Wisconsin. He is also considered one of the top freshmen defensemen in college hockey.
Head coach and former New York Ranger Tony Granato had no update of the injury when asked at the conclusion of Wisconsin’s 4-1 loss to the Buckeyes. Wisconsin’s record fell to 9-14-5 with their loss Saturday night.
Yikes. #Badgers' K'Andre Miller takes a nasty spill into the boards. Getting helped off the ice by his teammates, looks potentially like a serious injury – putting no weight on his left leg.
9:00 remaining in the 3rd. #WIvsOSU
— Badger Herald Sports (@BHeraldSports) February 10, 2019
Multiple sources have indicated this was a nasty looking injury, but there isn’t much information available on the severity of the injury.
Miller skated for Team USA in the World Junior Championships where he and his USA teammates took home the silver medal.