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Altitude's Haynes to Miss Playoffs

Avalanche Play-by-Play Announcer to Undergo Major Surgery

Tuesday, 04.08.2008 / 2:00 PM / News
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Altitude\'s Haynes to Miss Playoffs
Altitude Sports & Entertainment Network announced today that Avalanche play-by-play announcer Mike Haynes will undergo surgery on a Basilar Artery Aneurysm. He will miss the 2008 Stanley Cup playoffs.

“We truly support Mike and his family during this very difficult time and we ask all Avalanche fans to keep Mike in their thoughts and prayers in the coming weeks,” said C.E.O of Altitude Sports & Entertainment, Jim Martin.

The surgery will be performed by Dr. Robert Breeze the Vice-Chair of the Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Colorado Hospital.

In the interim, John Kelly who was the play-by-play voice of the Avalanche for their first nine seasons in Colorado on Fox Sports Rocky Mountain will return to the booth to call the games alongside Peter McNab.  “We would like to very much thank the St. Louis Blues organization and Fox Sports for allowing us to reach out to John” said Matt Hutchings, C.O.O. for Altitude Sports & Entertainment.

Mike and his family greatly appreciate the support they’ve received and at this time they ask that their privacy be respected.

Altitude Sports & Entertainment kicks off coverage of the Avalanche Playoffs with the Pre-Game show on Wednesday, April 9 as the Avs take on the Minnesota Wild in Game One of the Western Conference Quarterfinals (7 p.m. MDT).
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