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Dion Phaneuf injures Kevan Miller with uncalled boarding penalty

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Could Phaneuf face league discipline?

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Sunday apparently couldn't end without another Boston Bruins defenseman getting injured. Rookie Kevan Miller was knocked out of the game late in the third period by a dangerous hit from Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Dion Phaneuf.

The hit came as Miller was retrieving a puck along the corner boards in the Bruins' own end. As he turned to move the puck back up the ice, Phaneuf came barreling in and collided with him.

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Miller immediately skated off to the locker room. Meanwhile, Phaneuf was not assessed a penalty on what (if you'll excuse some editorializing here) probably should have been a boarding penalty. Instead, Patrice Bergeron was called for hooking somewhere else on the ice and the Leafs ended up with a power play.

Whether Phaneuf will receive any league punishment remains to be seen. In the meantime, it's another blow to what is now a seriously depleted Bruins roster.

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