(WXYZ) - Red Wings television broadcasts will be missing a familiar face - and sound.
Hall of Fame defenseman Larry Murphy was relieved of his duties this week, and will be off the air at Fox Sports Detroit for the first time in ten seasons.
The 52-year old told MLive on Saturday he was scheduled to work as a studio analyst this past week, and was supposed to travel on the team's current road trip.
Instead, Fox Sports released the following statement adjusting those plans:
“We wanted our primary team of Mickey Redmond and Ken Daniels to call the remaining games as the Red Wings make a push for the playoffs. We thought it was only fair to let Larry know as soon as possible that he would not be scheduled for any more assignments. We thank Larry for his contributions to our telecasts over the years and we wish him well.”
Redmond battles health issues and a specific diet prevents him from traveling on every road trip. Murphy has filled in as the color analyst for year. Apparently, FSD feels Redmond is up for making the rest of the shortened season's trips.
Murphy told MLive he enjoyed working in the business, but isn't sure he wants to move to stay in broadcasting.
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