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Miller comes clean about head injury during locker clean out

By Ashley Hassett

Buffalo, NY –

Sabres Goalie Ryan Miller told reporters it was a concussion and not a collarbone injury that sidelined him for several games late in the regular season. Miller made the confession to reporters after the Sabres locker clean out Thursday morning.

About a half dozen extremely disappointed Sabres players met with reporters to talk about the semi-quarter finals series defeat. Goal tender Ryan Miller said their game seven loss is still sinking in. But Miller said it motivates him to work harder next season.

"The good part is we did recover after a tough start, if you evaluate the whole season I think that's the positive, but that doesn't lead us where we want to be and that's the part where we are going to have to take ownership of - just try and improve, and try and get better," said Miller. "If we want to win we have to be a lot better in a lot of areas. For me just to come back and try and be better.

All the players said they are excited about next season and feel the team is in the right hands with the Pegula administration. Forward Mike Grier wants to be part of that team. But if he is not picked up, Grier said he'll retire and stay in Buffalo.