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After being the last player cut from the Bruins roster, opportunity has opened up for Kevan Miller to stay in Boston.

It has been a memorable year so far for Kevan Miller
It has been a memorable year so far for Kevan Miller
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<p><b>Undrafted and developed through the Providence Bruins, it looks like Kevan Miller has arrived in the NHL. </b></p>

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<li> It'll be "Miller Time" in Boston for the next two years, as Kevan Miller is signed to a one-way contract. [<a href="http://espn.go.com/blog/boston/bruins/post/_/id/14846/defenseman-miller-signed-to-two-year-deal">ESPN</a>]</li>

<li> The newer defensemen relied on positioning as unfamiliar pairings were juggled, and the fact that the Providence Bruins play the same system as the Boston Bruins helped. [<a href="http://www.milforddailynews.com/article/20140121/BLOGS/140129463/11527/SPORTS">MilfordDailyNews</a>]</li>

<li> As injuries have been racking up, the young blueliners have been holding the fort. Even so, the Bruins will likely target a veteran defenseman to acquire. [<a href="http://www.southcoasttoday.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20140121/SPORTS/401210310/-1/SPORTS">SouthCoastToday</a>]</li>

<li> The Bruins will be right-shot and right-side heavy on defense going forward. Malcolm Subban is healing after an apparent foot injury. [<a href="http://blogs.southcoasttoday.com/bruins/2014/01/21/miller-time-does-2-year-1-way-deal-at-800k-per/">SouthCoastToday</a>]</li>

<li> Here are your three stars of the week, and Chad Johnson gets credit where it is due. [<a href="http://causewaycrowd.com/2014/01/21/causeway-crowds-boston-bruins-three-stars-week-5/">CausewayCrowd</a>]</li>

<li> The Bruins are taking advantage of a few days off to rest and heal before Saturday's matinee in Philadelphia. [<a href="http://bostonherald.com/sports/bruins_nhl/bruins_insider/2014/01/mini_vacation_for_bs">BostonHerald</a>]</li>

<li> Enjoy Jack Edwards' comments and Bronx cheer following the Milan Lucic / Jordan Nolan fight. (Video, 1:35) [<a href="http://deadspin.com/jack-edwards-mocks-peter-gammons-makes-fart-noise-duri-1506199488">Deadspin</a>]</li>

<li> Johnny Bucyk takes care of all the details, Loui Eriksson and Shawn Thornton return to the game, and it's a pair of girls for Johnny Boychuk in Behind the B, Episode #8.  [<a href="http://video.bruins.nhl.com/videocenter/console?id=543594&catid=1405">Bruins.NHL</a>]</li>

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<p><b> Elsewhere around the rink: </b></p>

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<li> Thankfully for Team USA, it appears Jimmy Howard 's injury is merely a "tweak." [<a href="http://www.freep.com/article/20140121/SPORTS05/301210106/detroit-red-wings-jimmy-howard-injury">DetroitFreePress</a>]</li>

<li> Sparked by the controversy surrounding the Sochi Olympic games, Aaron Ward hosts a three-part look at homosexuality in professional sports. [<a href="http://www.tsn.ca/reorientation/">TSN</a>]</li>

<li> NHLPA Hockey '93 vs. NHL '94 SMACKDOWN: Sean McIndoe is called upon to defend his assertion that the former is better. [<a href="http://grantland.com/the-triangle/nhlpa-93-vs-nhl-94-the-ultimate-showdown/">Grantland</a>]</li>

<li> Here's a primer on how to be a college hockey player. (Video, 2:31) [<a href="http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nhl-puck-daddy/college-hockey-player-starring-university-wisconsin-video-224722764--nhl.html">PuckDaddy</a>]</li>

<li> Elliotte Friedman offers his 30 thoughts. What's wrong with starting a fourth line? [<a href="http://www.cbc.ca/sports-content/hockey/opinion/2014/01/30-thoughts-nothing-wrong-with-starting-fourth-line-in-nhl.html">CBCSports</a>]</li>

<li> Good news for Tomas Vokoun, who is off blood thinners and ready to skate. [<a href="http://www.cbssports.com/nhl/eye-on-hockey/24415983/tomas-vokoun-off-blood-thinners-will-resume-skating-wednesday">CBSSports</a>]</li>

<li> A writer's love for the game is rekindled by watching a family member fall in love with playing hockey. [<a href="http://www.ottawacitizen.com/sports/hockey+fans/9405329/story.html">OttawaCitizen</a>]</li>

<li> Marvel as a drunk beer league goalie manages to make a save. (Video, 0:42) [<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sJQqLsDxajo">YouTube</a>]</li>

<li> Some NHL players are among Olympians advising their families not to go to Sochi due to security concerns. [<a href="http://www.startribune.com/local/241404571.html">StarTribune</a>]</li>

<li> Boogie fever! Guy Lafleur put out a disco album in 1979. (Video, 6:09) [<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bGEbv615BCQ">YouTube</a>]</li>

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