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February 2, 2012 | 10:20am ET
What to do about Miller?

Although Sabres goalie Ryan Miller has struggled this season, he was recently able to improve his goals-against-average to 0.63 and his save percentage to.976 in his last three games.

The Buffalo News now wonders if his latest improvement will boost his trade value or his team's desire to keep him.

"If they came to me and said they wanted to move me, I would want to know why," Miller told the News. "That hasn't been the case. No one has ever asked about my feelings regarding players and movement, especially with myself. People think there's more discussion being done behind the scenes than there really is."

The Sabres are currently tied for 11th in the Eastern Conference and are expected to remain out of contention as they are too many points behind eighth place with too many clubs ahead of them.

Sabres GM Darcy Regier could decide to move Miller with the idea that he can make significant upgrades in other areas, however, the starting goalie's $6.25 million annual cap hit could prove to be too expensive for a goaltender struggling with a .904 save percentage and 2.89 goals-against-average in 32 games this season.

Meanwhile, Miller remains adamant that he is committed to stay a Sabre though the team has failed to meet their fans and new ownership's aspirations for a Stanley Cup run.

"I hold true to the statement, I'm not going to ask for a trade," Miller added. "Even if the situation was really, really horrible, I made a commitment. I would like to have some kind of solution before it ever gets to that point."

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