Report: Kings play-by-play broadcaster Bob Miller hospitalized


L.A. Kings broadcaster Bob Miller was hospitalized Saturday, per the L.A. Times.

According to the report, which cited team spokesperson Mike Altieri, Miller had been experiencing discomfort prior to a live broadcast before the NHL All-Star skills competition at Staples Center.

Last January, Miller, then 77 years old, took a medical leave of absence to undergo quadruple bypass heart surgery.

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His medical history factored into the decision to take him to the hospital, said Mike Altieri, the Kings’ senior vice president of communications and broadcasting.

Altieri said Miller hadn’t been feeling right and was examined on site by medical personnel. As a precaution, the decision was made to have Miller undergo additional tests.

Miller has been the play-by-play broadcaster for the Kings since 1973. In 2000, he received the Foster Hewitt Award, a distinction from the Hockey Hall of Fame that recognizes members of the broadcasting industry for outstanding contributions to the game during their careers.