Sabres analyst Robitaille recovering
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Longtime Buffalo Sabres television analyst Mike Robitaille is recovering from back surgery after being injured in a car crash.
According to a statement from Buffalo's Millard Fillmore Gates Circle Hospital, Wednesday's surgery decompressed Robitaille's spinal cord and stabilized his spine. He is listed in serious but stable condition.
The procedure was performed a week after Robitaille sustained a back injury when his car was rear-ended.
Robitaille, who turns 62 Friday, was playing for Vancouver when his NHL career ended because of a severe neck injury suffered in a game against Pittsburgh in 1977.
He has been a Sabres TV and radio analyst for nearly 30 years. He's expected to return to the broadcast booth after the Olympic break.
Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press
MORE NHL HEADLINES
- Longtime NHL coach Quinn dies; he was 71
- Soviet-era hockey coach Tikhonov dies at 84
- Blues win, but Bouwmeester's streak ends
- Lundqvist, Rangers blank surging Canadiens