Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus, and he might well be delivering us a very early Christmas present. Ryan Miller is sitting tonight due to an undisclosed injury. According to The Buffalo News: "There is no word on the nature or severity of the injury but it's believed to be an upper-body situation. Miller did take a slapshot from Dion Phaneuf to the collarbone area with 14:48 left in the third period of Tuesday night's 4-3 loss at Toronto. He also took a Brian Rolston slapshot directly on the mask in the first period of Saturday's 2-0 win over New Jersey." They have a couple of capable backups in Jhonas Enroth and Patrick Lalime, but either is obviously a capable step back from Miller, who is one of the NHL's best when he's on. Any kind of an extended absence from Miller would be a big setback to Buffalo's chances of staying in the playoff picture.