LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com)  —   Bob Miller, the long-time announcer for the Los Angeles Kings, was hospitalized Saturday hours before he was scheduled to work the  NHL All-Star Skills Competition  at Staples Center.

“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.”

The 78-year-old legendary announcer underwent heart bypass surgery, officials said. He had quadruple bypass surgery last February.

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.

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