RALEIGH, NC - The Carolina Hurricanes today released the following update regarding Television and Web Host Mike Maniscalco:
Mike underwent successful surgery on Monday to remove a large mass from his abdomen. The surgery was performed by Dr. Michael LeCompte and Dr. Michael Meyers at UNC REX Hospital in Raleigh. Today, Mike received the results of the biopsy, which determined the mass to be non-cancerous.
Mike and his family want to convey their gratitude for the positive thoughts, prayers and concerns during the past week, and ask for continued privacy at this time as he continues to recover. Though he will require a period of recovery, Mike is looking forward to returning to work as soon as possible. He would like to thank all of his nurses and doctors at UNC REX Hospital for their incredible care during his stay, specifically Dr. LeCompte and Dr. Meyers.
Maniscalco is in his fourth season with the team, serving as rinkside reporter and host of Hurricanes LIVE pre-and postgame shows on FOX Sports Carolinas, as well as hosting and producing video content for CarolinaHurricanes.com. The Buffalo native is a 10-year veteran of sports media in Triangle, and hosted the popular pregame and postgame shows surrounding the Hurricanes' radio broadcasts from 2007-16. He also serves as host of the Canes Corner radio show, an on-location, hour-long interview show that helps connect members of the Hurricanes organization and the team's fans.