BUFFALO, N.Y. — Sabres broadcaster Rick Jeanneret was taken out of the press box on a stretcher throughout the third interval of Buffalo’s sport in opposition to the Anaheim Geese.
The workforce didn’t present an replace on Jeanneret’s situation following its Three-Zero victory Saturday evening.
Jeanneret, 76, has finished play-by-play for Sabres radio and tv broadcasts since 1971, the longest tenure with a single workforce in NHL historical past. He was honored by the Hockey Corridor of Fame with the Foster Hewitt Memorial Award in 2012.
Lately, Jeanneret and the Sabres reached a deal to cut back his workload and name about half the workforce’s video games. Jeanneret underwent remedy after being recognized with throat most cancers in 2014.
Jeanneret opened the published Saturday evening wearing a purple Santa Claus swimsuit and a white beard. He was strolling across the press box between the second and third durations.
Jeanneret referred to as the primary two minutes of the third interval earlier than the published went silent for about 20 seconds and shade commentator Rob Ray took over the play-by-play. Pregame and postgame host Brian Duff changed Jeanneret and completed the sport.