The first move the Boston Bruins have made in NHL free agency is bringing back a veteran defenseman.
Kevan Miller is returning to the B's on a one-year contract that could be worth up to $2 million, per TSN's Pierre LeBrun.
Miller missed the entire 2019-20 season and all of the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs due to knee injuries. He last played for the Bruins in a win over the Minnesota Wild on April 4, 2019.
If healthy, and that's a big if, Miller provides the Bruins with a steady defensive presence on the blue line, plenty of toughness, someone willing to fight if needed, and another option on the penalty kill.
Miller's agent recently released this video of him working out:
The Bruins have several other free agent defensemen to consider re-signing, including captain Zdeno Chara (UFA), Torey Krug (UFA) and Matt Grzelcyk (RFA).