Linesman to resume playoff duties

An 11-year NHL linesman who had been temporarily removed from working playoff games while contending with questions about the missing puck from last year's 2010 Stanley Cup final will resume his duties next week in Tampa Bay, the league confirmed on Saturday.

Steve Miller, 38, was not included among the officials assigned to work the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs, according to the list made public by the NHL on Friday.

But on Saturday, Gary Meagher, the league's senior vice president for public relations, told ESPN that the matter is now "closed."

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