K’Andre Miller suspended by Badgers

In a bit of disturbing news, the Wisconsin Badgers have suspended defenseman K’Andre Miller for a violation of team rules. He wasn’t present at their practice and it doesn’t sound like he’ll take part in their IntraSquad game.

Obviously, it’s not what you want to hear. Especially for the future New York Rangers defenseman, who’s expected to have a big sophomore year for the Badgers. He was a preseason unanimous All Big Ten selection.

Taken by the Rangers with the second first round pick in the 2018 NHL Draft, Miller has a lot of upside. Hopefully, this is only a temporary setback and valuable learning lesson for him.

About Derek Felix

Derek Felix is sports blogger whose previous experience included separate stints at ESPN as a stat researcher for NHL and WNBA telecasts. The Staten Island native also interned for or hockey historian Stan Fischler and worked behind the scenes for MSG as a production assistant on New Jersey Devil telecasts. An avid New York sports fan who enjoys covering events, writing, concerts, movies and the outdoors, Derek has covered consecutive Staten Island Yankees NY Penn League championships in '05 and '06. He also scored Berkeley Carroll high school basketball games from '06-14 and provided an outlet for the Park Slope school's student athletes. Hitting Back gives them the publicity they deserve. In his free time, he also attends Ranger games and is a loyal St. John's alum with a sports management degree. The Battle Of Hudson administrator and chief editor can be followed below on Twitter and Facebook.
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