RALEIGH, NC - The Carolina Hurricanes today released the following statement regarding Television and Web Host Mike Maniscalco:
Early this week, Mike started experiencing severe discomfort in his abdomen, and on Wednesday morning, he went to the emergency room in San Jose. There, it was discovered that he has a large mass in his stomach. He was transferred to Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, where he has been receiving treatment and testing for the past few days with his wife, Kristen, by his side. This morning, doctors made the determination that Mike may return home to Raleigh for the surgical procedures he will require.
Mike and Kristen thank their friends, family, colleagues and the Hurricanes organization for the support thus far, and request privacy as they continue this difficult process.
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.