Miller was hurt Wednesday

Updated: December 16, 2003, 3:20 PM ET
Associated Press

LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Kings placed defenseman Aaron Miller on injured reserve Monday because of a strained neck.

Miller has missed the last two games after being injured against Atlanta on Wednesday. His status is retroactive to Thursday. A solid stay-at-home defenseman, the 6-4, 210-pounder is out indefinitely.

Miller joins a long list of walking wounded, which includes star center Jason Allison and winger Adam Deadmarsh, who have yet to play this season. A handful of others are on IR, including centers Ian Laperriere and Derek Armstrong.

He has one goal, two assists and 26 penalty minutes in 20 games this season. He missed the first eight games because of a broken left wrist.

The Kings recalled left wing Noah Clarke and defenseman Tim Gleason from the AHL's Manchester Monarchs. Center Jerred Smithson was assigned to the Monarchs.

Clarke has nine goals, 14 assists and 16 penalty minutes in 27 games with Manchester. Gleason began the season with the Kings, playing 20 games and recording one assist and 11 penalty minutes.

Smithson played eight games with the Kings, with one assist and four penalty minutes.

Information from The Associated Press and SportsTicker was used in this report.

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