Bruins’ Miller out 5 weeks with throat injury

Boston Bruins defenseman Kevan Miller is expected to be out until at least January after he was struck in the throat by a puck during Monday’s game.

The Bruins said a CT scan revealed a cartilage injury to the larynx after he was hit by a John Tavares shot in the first period of a loss to the Maple Leafs.

Miller stayed in a Toronto hospital overnight for observation before returning to Boston.

The team said Miller’s status will be re-evaluated in about five weeks.

The Bruins have been dealing with a rash of injuries to their defensemen with both Zdeno Chara and Charlie McAvoy out. Miller had just returned last week after missing 13 games with a broken hand.

The team also announced it has recalled winger Ryan Donato from Providence. After being demoted to work on his game, Donato had five goals and four assists in 10 games with the AHL club.

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