Mike Lange to miss start of Penguins playoffs after reaction to pneumonia medication
Longtime Pittsburgh Penguins broadcaster Mike Lange will miss the start of the playoffs because of “an adverse reaction to medication for pneumonia,” the team announced Tuesday.
The 71-year-old Lange is in his 44th season as a team broadcaster. He’s been their radio voice in recent years, and over the past two seasons he’s stuck mostly to doing only home games during the regular season.
Josh Getzoff will fill in alongside Phil Bourque on the radio broadcasts during Lange’s absence. Getzoff has been the play-by-play voice for road games in lieu of Lange since 2017.
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According to a Penguins release, Lange was recently hospitalized and is now resting at home.
“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 in the release.
Lange will join Brian Metzer on the radio during the first intermission of Game 1 of the first round Wednesday evening. The Penguins play at the New York Islanders in a scheduled 7:35 p.m. faceoff.
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