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Ducks Notes: Ryan Miller’s debut at least a few weeks away

By in Press Enterprise on October 13, 2017

By Eric Stephens

ANAHEIM — There will come a time when the Ducks see how much game Ryan Miller has left in him and the accomplished goalie wants to start showing them that there is plenty.

It will happen eventually. It won’t be now.

A wrist injury has postponed Miller’s official Ducks debut. His appearances with them have been limited to one exhibition contest against Arizona, when he got through the 60 minutes with four goals allowed and pocketed a win over the Coyotes.

That was hardly the important story. An effort to push himself through an ailment that had been bothering him backfired instead and it kept him off the ice, ending his preseason and pushing back any chance to dress for the Ducks’ first few games.

“Even when I was trying to push through it, it was putting me in not a good place,” Miller said Thursday after a tidy practice at Honda Center. “What we decided to do was kind of let things settle down. Try to avoid shots in that general area for about 10 to 14 days.

“So you got to work back into it, that timing. I want to be healthy and I also don’t want to go out there and have a really big hitch in my game. (Or) my timing’s not good because I’ve been shying away from something.”

There is that good place where Miller feels he is at now and it has allowed him to resume taking shots in recent workouts as he traded off with current healthy backup Reto Berra. He’s found a way to protect the wrist as it heals.

Miller did not accompany the Ducks to Colorado and it is unlikely that he will be ready to dress for Sunday’s home game against Buffalo, his original team and the one where he starred for a decade and […]    

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