Miller, the reigning Vezina Trophy winner, missed Wednesday's game against the New York Rangers with what the team is calling an upper-body injury. In his place, rookie Jhonas Enroth stopped all 23 shots he faced in a 1-0 victory that allowed the Sabres to move past the Rangers via a tiebreaker and into seventh place in the Eastern Conference standings.
Like the Sabres as a team, Miller got off to a slow start this season but had heated up during the second half. He has a 33-22-8 record with a 2.60 goals-against average and .915 save percentage. It's the sixth consecutive season of 30 or more wins for Miller, a fifth-round pick in the 1999 Entry Draft.
The Sabres and Rangers lead the ninth-place Hurricanes by three points.