Video board at Staples Center from the Los Angeles Kings vs. New York Islanders game, December 7, 2013. Photo by Doug Kerr(https://www.flickr.com/photos/dougtone/11347591646/)/CC-BY-SA(https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/), via Flickr.
Video board at Staples Center from the Los Angeles Kings vs. New York Islanders game, December 7, 2013. Photo by Doug Kerr(https://www.flickr.com/photos/dougtone/11347591646/)/CC-BY-SA(https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/), via Flickr.

The NHL All-Star game is Sunday, but long-time Los Angeles Kings announcer Bob Miller likely won’t be at his usual post in the broadcast booth.

Miller was hospitalized Saturday, hours before he was scheduled to work a live broadcast of the NHL All-Star Skills Competition from Staples Center.

The 78-year-old Miller has been the voice of the Kings since 1973, and is a member of the Southern California Broadcasters Hall of Fame. A press box at Staples Center is named after him.

“Bob experienced some discomfort today and after consulting with medical professionals on site he was encouraged to go to the hospital  as a precautionary measure,” said Kings Senior Vice President of Communications Mike Altieri. “He was taken to USC where tests are being performed. He was in good spirits.”

—City News Service

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