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Sabres goaltender Ryan Miller tells espn.com via email that he will now consider playing in Europe with the NHL lockout dragging on, no progress in negotiations, and no end in sight.

He also wrote about the lack of progress in negotiations in that email.

"I think that a deal is there to be made and recent events lead me to believe the NHL is simply testing us...After they have satisfied their curiosity about the strength of our resolve we will have real negotiating for the first time in this whole debacle."

"The two sides are close enough to a deal that missing the bulk of a season is wrong and missing an entire season is not only insane, it is a blatant disregard for the sport, the fans and the culture we have grown over decades -- just to satisfy egos, not the needs of either side."