Rangers K’Andre Miller Suspended Three Games For Spitting In Drew Doughty’s Face

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New York Rangers defenseman K’Andre Miller has been suspended three games after hocking the loog heard ’round the hockey world.

One that hit Los Angeles Kings defenseman Drew Doughty square in the mug.

In case you hadn’t seen it, the incident occurred on Sunday in the Blue Shirts’ 5-2 win over the Kings. At one point a pushing-and-shoving match ensued things were definitely heated, and Miller decided to launch his throat debris right into Doughty’s face.


You never want to hear a referee announce your number and then say “Match penalty for spitting.” Just a bad look.

Spitting in someone’s face is gross, and it’s something the NHL was going to take a long look at whenever it happens.

However, Miller contended that he never meant to cough one up on Doughty. He pleaded his case on Twitter.

Whether he did it intentionally or not, it’s nice to Miller and Doughty got it worked out after the game.

Unfortunately for Miller, the NHL Department of Player Safety can’t have players spitting on other players whether they apologize or not.

That’s going to be a tough loss for the Rangers. Miller is second on the team in average ice time behind only Adam Fox. He also has 30 points (six goals, 24 assists).

Miller’s absence will leave a significant gap on the Rangers’ blue line in upcoming games. They’ll have to play the Flyers, Senators, and perhaps most significantly, the Bruins, without one of their top D-men.

Well, at least the recent acquisition of Patrick Kane will take away a bit of that sting.

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Written by Matt Reigle

Matt is a University of Central Florida graduate and a long-suffering Philadelphia Flyers fan living in Orlando, Florida. He can usually be heard playing guitar, shoe-horning obscure quotes from The Simpsons into conversations, or giving dissertations to captive audiences on why Iron Maiden is the greatest band of all time.

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