Broadcasting legend Bob Miller, the longtime voice of the Kings, will be taking a medical leave of absence, the team announced Wednesday.
Miller, who turned 77 in October, is scheduled to have heart bypass surgery. The Hall of Famer was calling games as recently as this past weekend, covering back-to-backs for Fox Sports West, at Arizona on Saturday and San Jose on Sunday.
"It is unfortunate that I have to miss Kings telecasts, but I have to get this taken care of as soon as possible," Miller said in a statement.
"I know the telecasts will be in good hands and I hope to return to the TV booth as soon as my health allows."