Is Joe Beninati Leaving Comcast Sportsnet And The Caps?

UPDATE: Beninati's announcement pertains to his status with Versus, not with Comcast SportsNet. He will stay on as the Capitals' announcer, according to Katie Carrera of the Washington Post.

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Earlier this morning, on Parker and Parker on 106.7 The Fan, Capitals play by play man Joe Beninati went on to discuss the highly anticipated game today between the Caps and Penguins. 

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But towards the end of the segment, Joey B. sounded down, as he began to hint that he had an "announcement" to make:

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Joe Beninati, play-by-play broadcaster for the Washington Capitals on Comcast Sports Network and Versus said today on the Parker and Parker radio show on 106.7 The Fan in Washington D.C. that he has a major announcement about his broadcasting career, that he is not allowed to talk about until next week.

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The vague statement came unsolicited by radio hosts Parker and Parker Sunday morning, and alluded to the fact that he may not have a job next week. Beninati indicated that his "bad" announcement was the result of the recent Comcast/NBC merger.

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Although Joe B. was very vague, nothing is confirmed at this point as to what he will be doing in the future. It's possible he could stay at Comcast Sportsnet and simply leave his 'Versus' play by play gig.

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We'll find out one way or another, as the news looks like it'll be announced in the near future.

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