The Nashville Predators issued the following statement on general manager David Poile's condition after receiving a puck to the face in morning skate Thursday in Minnesota.
Nashville Predators General Manager David Poile was taken to a St. Paul, Minn., hospital today after being struck by an errant puck during the team’s morning skate at Xcel Energy Center. He will remain in the hospital overnight for observation and evaluation, and further information will be released as it becomes available.
It was apparently Shea Weber's pass that deflected off of a stick and hit Poile in the runway between the bench and locker room.
Also being hospitalized is play-by-play guy Pete Weber. Below are the details on that from the Predators.
Predators’ television broadcaster Pete Weber underwent a successful heart procedure this morning in a St. Paul, Minnesota hospital. He is resting comfortably and will remain in the hospital recovering for the next couple days before returning to Nashville. He will miss tonight’s (at Minnesota) and Saturday’s (vs. Anaheim) Predators’ games.
Willy Daunic will work with Terry Crisp on the Fox Sports Tennessee telecasts tonight and Saturday while Milwaukee Admirals’ play-by-play broadcaster Aaron Sims will join Stu Grimson on the radio call tonight on 102.5 The Game.
— JoshuaCooper (@JoshuaCooper) February 6, 2014