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by Staff Writer / Buffalo Sabres
Millard Fillmore Gates Circle Hospital announced that Mike Robitaille, Buffalo Sabres broadcast analyst, underwent surgery today.

Robitaille suffered a spinal cord injury last week (Wednesday, February 3, 2010) when the car he was driving was rear-ended as a result of a minor chain reaction.

Kevin J. Gibbons, MD, of University at Buffalo Neurosurgery (UBNS) performed the surgery, decompressing Robitaille’s spinal cord and stabilizing his spine.

Robitaille is listed in serious but stable condition and is recovering in the hospital’s intensive care unit.

According to Dr. Gibbons, Robitaille suffered neurological deficits involving his arms and legs but is able to walk and move about. Testing subsequently revealed a compressed spinal cord in his lower neck and cervical spine deformity which required surgery.

Robitaille and his family appreciate the concern and support of the Western New York community, and he expects to return to his broadcast duties with the Sabres sometime after the Olympic break.
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