Mike Lange: "I am not yet 100%, but I am happy to get back into the radio booth to help the team."

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Hall of Fame broadcaster Mike Lange will be returning to the Pittsburgh Penguins radio booth to call tonight’s game against the Boston Bruins.

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Lange has missed most of the season while waiting to get his COVID-19 vaccination shot.

He will be filling in tonight for play-by-play announcer Josh Getzoff, who just welcomed his first child with his wife, Maddie.

Lange, 73, is now fully vaccinated. However, the Penguins say he recently underwent a medical procedure that is unrelated to coronavirus, and that has also delayed his return to the broadcasting booth.

With tonight’s game, it will mark the beginning of Lange’s 46th season calling Penguins’ games. He’ll be back in the booth with Phil Bourque.

In a news release, Lange said, “I am not yet 100%, but I am happy to get back into the radio booth to help the team.”

Getzoff, who is now the proud father of Gunnar Hayes Getzoff, will return for Thursday night’s game in Washington against the Capitals.

Tonight’s game begins at 7 p.m.