Drew Miller in Red Wings lineup despite needing 50 stitches to close cut near eye

bug


We also have more stories about:
(click the phrases to see a list)

People:

Organizations:

Subjects:

Places:

 


DETROIT — Red Wings forward Drew Miller was back in the Detroit lineup Thursday night, less than 48 hours after a collision required 50 stiches to close cuts near his right eye.

Miller caught the blade of Mark Stone's skate early in Tuesday's 2-1 shootout loss to Ottawa. He wanted to return for the third period after doctors finished dressing the wounds.

"The doctors and my wife came to the conclusion that I probably shouldn't go back out; just for the sake of not ripping the stitches," Miller said.

Miller, who generally wears a visor, was in a full-face gear during warm-ups for Thursday's game against Boston. The Red Wings began the night two points ahead of the Bruins for third place in the Atlantic Division.

All content copyright ©2015 Daily Journal, a division of Home News Enterprises unless otherwise noted.
All rights reserved. Click here to read our privacy policy.