BUFFALO [url=http://www.officialkings.com/authentic-adidas-oscar-fantenberg-jersey]Authentic Oscar Fantenberg Jersey[/url] , N.Y. (AP) — The longtime voice of the Buffalo Sabres hasn’t been silenced after being wheeled out of the press box on a stretcher.Rick Jeanneret is “resting and doing well,” the Sabres announced Sunday, about 12 hours after the Hall of Fame broadcaster was transported to the hospital during the third period of Buffalo’s victory over the Anaheim Ducks.And, the team added, the 76-year-old Jeanneret already is looking forward to returning to the broadcast booth following the NHL’s three-day Christmas break.The update came about an hour after The Athletic reported that Jeanneret texted the publication, writing: “Still kicking.”The Sabres did not reveal the reason why Jeanneret was hospitalized. He overcame throat cancer in 2014 and was fitted with a pacemaker in 2016.“On behalf of Rick and his family, we’d like to thank everyone for their thoughts and prayers [url=http://www.officialkings.com/authentic-adidas-tanner-pearson-jersey]Tanner Pearson Jersey[/url] ,” the Sabres said. “Rick looks forward to being back in the booth after the break.”It was not clear exactly when Jeanneret would return to work. His age and health have led Jeanneret to cut back his schedule and call about half of the Sabres’ 82-game schedule.The Sabres next play at St. Louis on Thursday. Their next home game is Saturday against Boston.Jeanneret has done play-by-play of Sabres games either on radio or television since 1971, the longest tenure with a single team in NHL history. He was honored by the Hockey Hall of Fame with the Foster Hewitt Memorial Award in 2012.Jeanneret opened the broadcast Saturday night dressed in a red Santa Claus suit and a white beard. He was walking around the press box between the second and third periods.He called the first two minutes of the third before the broadcast went silent for about 20 seconds and color commentator Rob Ray took over the play-by-play. Pregame and postgame host Brian Duff replaced Jeanneret and finished the gameJeanneret was sitting up as he was being wheeled out.He’s known for a booming voice capable of going from a low range to reaching a high pitch of excitement with each scoring chance or goal.A number of Jeanneret’s calls are among the best known in hockey.He coined, “La-la-la-la-la-la-LaFontaine!” when former Sabres captain Pat LaFontaine scored during his tenure with the team in the 1990s.There was Jeanneret’s “May-Day! May-Day!” call that came after Brad May’s overtime goal secured Buffalo’s four-game, first-round playoff sweep of the Boston Bruins in April 1993. 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One of those losses, however, came courtesy of Buffalo, which defeated the Lightning on Nov. 13 by a 2-1 score.Tampa Bay is on a season-long homestand of five games and will close it out by hosting the Sabres.“Being at home, sleeping in your own bed, being in your own rink, I think it’s nice being home this long a period of time [url=http://www.officialwild.com/authentic-adidas-eric-staal-jersey]Eric Staal Jersey[/url] ,” Tampa Bay defenseman Dan Girardi said. “Unfortunately, we couldn’t pull off the win (Tuesday), but we have the chance to play a red-hot team in Buffalo on Thursday and finish off the home stand.”The Lightning expect to get back top forward Ondrej Palat after he has missed the past 16 games with a lower-body injury suffered on Oct. 26 in Las Vegas. But Tampa Bay will remain without veteran defenseman Anton Stralman for at least another week. Stralman has been out since Nov. 10 with an undisclosed upper-body injury and will be evaluated again when the team returns home from a three-game road trip that begins on Saturday.Louis Domingue expects to make his ninth consecutive start in net for Tampa Bay in the absence of Andrei Vasilevskiy, who is expected to miss at least another two weeks with a foot fracture. The Lightning did make a swap of goaltenders on Wednesday, calling up 2016 third-round pick Connor Ingram, who was named the American Hockey League player of the week on Monday.