Bruins' Charlie McAvoy has heartfelt reaction to Kevan Miller retiring

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Charlie McAvoy has heartfelt reaction to Kevan Miller retiring originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston

Boston Bruins defenseman Kevan Miller retired from the NHL on Wednesday.

The 33-year-old veteran underwent multiple knee surgeries over the last couple years but showed great perseverance in battling through those setbacks to return to game action during the 2020-21 season.

Miller's playoff run was cut short in Game 3 of the Bruins' first-round series versus the Washington Capitals when defenseman Dmitry Orlov hit him up high. Miller suffered a concussion and didn't return to the lineup.

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Several Bruins players have reacted to Miller's retirement, including defenseman Charlie McAvoy in an Instagram story

Check out McAvoy's heartfelt reaction to the news in the post below:

McAvoy was a teammate of Miller's for four seasons. The Bruins reached the playoffs in each of those years, including a run to Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final in 2019.

Miller's departure leaves the Bruins needing a little more physicality on the blue line. McAvoy is one person who can help fill that void next season.