On Saturday, longtime Kings announcer Bob Miller suffered what's being called a "mild stroke" on Saturday, while on set at the NHL All-Star Weekend in Los Angeles. Miller was taken to USC's Keck Hospital for observation and stayed there under what I can only assume is the best medical care. The 78-year-old Miller underwent quadruple bypass surgery about a year ago, and according to CBS, he underwent bypass surgery this weekend as well.
Miller’s voice was heard on Friday night’s NHL100 ceremony, as he narrated the presentation of the National Hockey League’s best players from the 1970s. He also moderated player panels on Thursday night and emceed the Legacy Event at the Crenshaw YMCA on Friday afternoon. So, despite being forced to make an early exit from the weekend’s festivities, he once again served as a wonderful ambassador for the Kings and for the game.
The booth will be in good hands, of course. Ralph Strangis, who has been on the mic for four games this season, is taking over the booth on Tuesday. Wednesday's contest is a national game on NBCSN and Saturday's will be handled by Chris Cuthbert, while the game on February 9 will see Jiggs McDonald return to the Kings' booth. Aside from that, there is no word on who will fill in next to Jim Fox if Miller needs additional time to recover.
Love you, Bob. Rest up.