PITTSBURGH - FILE: TV commentator Mike Milbury works between the benches in the game between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the New York Rangers during game five of the Eastern Conference Semifinals of the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Mellon Arena in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. According to reports on December 16, 2011, Milbury, a former player and coach with the Boston Bruins, was charged with assault after an alleged altercation with a 12-year-old pee-wee hockey player. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
Mike Milbury was charged with assaulting a 12-year-old boy in early December, but the charges were dropped. With the charges dropped, Milbury will return to his studio analyst role with NBC Sports.
The NBC broadcast of the Winter Classic game between the New York Rangers and Philadelphia Flyers will feature Mike Milbury's return to the studio. Milbury was charged with assault on a 12-year-old at a pee-wee hockey game on December 9, but those charges were dismissed on Decmeber 23 due to a lack of evidence. Unsurprisingly, NBC Sports Group has kept Milbury off their properties, but he will return for the Winter Classic according to a press release.
NBC's coverage of the Winter Classic will be hosted by Costas, a 22-time Emmy Award-winner. He will be joined by NBC Sports Group studio analysts Mike Milbury and Jeremy Roenick for coverage on NBC and post-game coverage on NBC Sports Network. NBC's game coverage will be led by Emmy Award-winner Mike "Doc" Emrick (play-by-play) Eddie Olczyk (analyst), and Pierre McGuire (inside-the-glass reporter).
For more on this year's game, head over to SB Nation's Rangers blog, Blueshirt Banter, and Flyers blog, Broad Street Hockey. For everything Winter Classic in the build-up to the game, head over to our NHL Winter Classic StoryStream.