Boston Bruins defenseman Kevan Miller was taken to a hospital Friday night for evaluation after Washington Capitals defenseman Dmitry Orlov checked him in the head.
Replays showed that Orlov left the ice to hit Miller as the Boston player entered the offensive zone. Miller fell to the ice and reached for his head.
Orlov drew a double minor for roughing on the play. The Bruins went on to win the game 4-1, giving them a 3-1 lead in the East Division first-round playoff series.
Miller, 33, had four points (one goal, three assists) in 28 games during the regular season, and he has one assist in the playoff series. He has spent his entire seven-year career with the Bruins.
Orlov had 22 points (eight goals, 14 assists) in 51 games during the regular season, and he has two assists in this year’s playoffs. It was unclear whether he might face discipline from the NHL’s Department of Player Safety for the hit.
–Field Level Media