By Mike Harrington
The Sabres have just issued a terse one-paragraph release that says Hall of Fame broadcaster Rick Jeanneret is ill and will not be at today's game against the Philadelphia Flyers.
Jeanneret, who received the Foster Hewitt Award for broadcast excellence from the Hockey Hall of Fame in November, will be replaced today by WGR's Paul Hamilton with Rob Ray on analysis. The game will be televised by NBC, which means Jeanneret was scheduled to be on a radio-only call today.
The team release says, "Rick is at home and hopes to be back in the broadcast booth in the coming days."