Major health update released on Red Wings radio broadcaster Ken Kal

He recently underwent surgery.



The Detroit Red Wings welcomed back longtime radio play by play man Ken Kal to the broadcast booth last night at Little Caesars Arena, his first game since undergoing a surgical procedure last month.

And as it turns out, it was a little more than just a minor procedure. Kal was suffering from a perforated colon, and needed to go in immediately to have the issue corrected. 

“I had a perforated colon, just needed emergency surgery," Kal explained. “Surgeons did a great job. Just took a while to get back to where I’m at right now.”

According to Kal, the health complication was completely out of the blue.

“I feel great, great to be back,” he said. “I went through some trying times there, but everything’s good. It just came out of nowhere. I must have had an infection and it perforated the colon. It must have happened two days before. All that stuff starts seeping into our gut and you get pain.”

During his absence, it was Bob Kaser of the American Hockey League affiliate Grand Rapids Griffins who filled in for Kal in the broadcast booth alongside Paul Woods. 

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