Last Saturday, Wizards TV play-by-play announcer Steve Buckhantz's father passed away. There were many tweets in support for him, including this one from TNT's Ernie Johnson:
Prayers for one of the great nba voices @SteveBuckhantz a dear friend. Lost his dad today, and that is SO tough. We're with ya buck
— Ernie Johnson (@TurnerSportsEJ) February 1, 2015
Since Buckhantz is out of commission due to bereavement, CSN's Ben Standig announced that Capitals TV play-by-play announcer Joe Beninati will announce tonight's Wizards game against the Hornets:
Joe B. filling in for Buckhantz tonight. Wizards-Hornets coverage starts at 630 on @CSNMA.
— Ben Standig (@BenStandig) February 2, 2015
The Capitals are currently at home and will host the Los Angeles Kings Tuesday night.
Our condolences go to Buck as he attends to his family, and it will be cool to see Beninati announcing a Wizards game.