Preds GM Poile taken to hospital after hit by puck


Poile has been the GM of the Predators since the team's inception. (Getty Images)
Poile has been the GM of the Predators because the staff’s inception.Nashville Predators and Crew USA normal supervisor David Poile was taken to a Minnesota hospital on Thursday after he was hit with a puck on the crew’s morning skate.

Minnesota wild beatwriter Michael Russo of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune was on the scene.

Paramedics in #preds locker room; David Poile hit by puck at skate. He walked and sat self on stretcher; black eye, bloody nostril, groggy— Michael Russo (@Russostrib) February 6, 2014

Poile being taken to native hospital #preds— Michael Russo (@Russostrib) February 6, 2014

Poile was in hallway not even on bench. Players have been passing boards to boards and a Weber move ricocheted off blade into David’s face #preds— Michael Russo (@Russostrib) February 6, 2014

Yikes, that sounds scary, and awfully unlucky. That puck should have had eyes to search out Poile in a spot like that.

It does not sound like he escaped some tough treatment, both. Based on Pioneer Press writer Chad Graff, Poile was having a number of work achieved, none of which sounds very nice.

Nashville and Team USA GM David Poile nonetheless in surgical procedure as of 20 minutes in the past. He’ll need 30-forty stitches. It’s an eye socket fracture.— Chad Graff (@ChadGraff) February 6, 2014

In addition to that, Graff said there may be some concern that Poile will miss the flight to Sochi with the remainder of the American workers. So go forward, Individuals, blame Canadian defenseman Shea Weber for taking the opening shot in the USA-Canada hockey rivalry for the Olympics.








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