Penguins announced that Mike Lange will be out of the booth for at least Game 1. They noted that he had recently suffered an adverse reaction to medication he was taking to tread pneumonia.
Josh Getzoff will step in for his radio play-by-play duties for now.
Read the full press release below or on Penguins.com.
Pens Radio Voice Mike Lange to Miss Start of Playoffs
Mike Lange, the radio voice of the Pittsburgh Penguins, will miss the start of the Stanley Cup playoffs after suffering an adverse reaction to medication for pneumonia.
The Hall of Fame broadcaster was briefly hospitalized last week and is now resting at home. He will phone in during the first intermission of Game 1 Wednesday to speak on the air with the Penguins’ radio intermission host, Brian Metzer.
“They’ve encouraged me to rest, but I’m looking forward to getting back in the booth with the ‘ol-29er’ Phil Bourque as soon as possible,” Lange said.
Josh Getzoff will handle radio play-by-play duties at the start of the playoffs with Bourque providing analysis. All games air on WXDX-FM (105.9) and the Penguins Radio Network.
Getzoff called radio play-by-play for most of the Penguins’ regular season road games, while Lange did most home games.
Paul Steigerwald will host the pre- and post-game radio shows.
Lange, who recently turned 71, is now in his 44th season as a Penguins broadcaster.
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