B's recall D Miller from Providence

The Bruins have recalled defenseman Kevan Miller from the Providence Bruins of the AHL on an emergency basis.

With injuries to defensemen Adam McQuaid and Dennis Seidenberg, the Bruins are in need of defensive help. Miller will be available to play Thursday against the St. Louis Blues. This is Miller’s first recall to the NHL.

McQuaid, who has been sidelined since Nov. 9 with a right leg injury, has been skating the last few days. Bruins coach Claude Julien believes the blueliner may be able to return to action this weekend.

Seidenberg suffered a lower-body injury early in the first period of Tuesday’s 2-1 win over the New York Rangers.

Miller impressed during training camp and was one of the last players cut prior to the season. He has played in 12 games for the P-Bruins this season and has one goal and two assists with 30 penalty minutes. A product of the University of Vermont (2007-2010), Miller has played the last three seasons in Providence.