UPDATED: Sad and Tough Day in Nashville, Poile and Weber Hospitalized

It’s been a very tough day off the ice for the Nashville Predators. G.M. David Poile was struck puck today during the morning skate, according to this TSN article. David Poile was on the ice when he got hit by a deflected puck and was taken to the hospital as a precaution where he will remain overnight.

Nashville released this brief statement about the incident:

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.


In an unrelated story, Nashville’s TV play-by-play man Pete Weber, one of the NHL’s best and most underrated broadcasters, suffered an apparent heart attack this morning and is recovering at a hospital. He underwent a successful heart procedure but will miss at least tonight’s game at Minnesota and Saturday’s game vs. Anaheim.

Weber told the Nashville Post via text message that, he is comfortable and out of danger.


Milwaukee Admirals play-by-play broadcaster Aaron Sims will step in on radio for the Predators, joining analyst Stu Grimson on the radio call tonight on 102.5 The Game.

Here is wishing both men fast and full recoveries.

UPDATE on Poile from the Nashville Predators:

Predators General Manager David Poile underwent two successful surgical procedures in the nose and eye areas and received stitches to repair a facial laceration suffered yesterday when hit by an errant puck during the Predators’ morning skate at Xcel Energy Center. He is resting and recovering and will remain in the hospital for further observation. His return to Nashville is yet to be determined and is pending doctors’ evaluation and recommendation. At this point, he will not travel to Sochi as originally planned with Team USA on Sunday, but he does look forward to joining Team USA during the Olympics.

David and his family appreciate the inquiries and well wishes received, but there will be no further comment at this time and they appreciate everyone respecting their privacy.

9 thoughts on “UPDATED: Sad and Tough Day in Nashville, Poile and Weber Hospitalized”

  1. >UPDATED< the post from Jason with some information I tracked down on Twitter. Just a scary and really weird news day for the Preds off ice. I met Pete Weber last year on a trip with the Ads down to meet Pekka for the 35th Anniversary stuff – and Weber is such a kind guy who instantly cheered me on for wanting to be in the sports field. Wish him and Poile well – because both are such scary situations.

  2. Lol CreedFeed: Nashville is in trouble if they have to call up the P-B-P man.
    Will Aaron come back or do we need to get the guy up from Cincinnati?

  3. Adsfan: Aaron said tonight, during the Preds pre-game show, that he is expected to travel back to Milwaukee for Friday’s game, travel back out to Nashville for the Preds home game Saturday, and then back to Milwaukee again for Ads/Wolves in the afternoon. He’ll be one tired man come Sunday night!

  4. UPDATE:

    Two of the people to visit Pete Weber at the hospital were Joshua Cooper of the Tennessean and Mike Russo of the Star Tribune. Cooper tweeted out this awesome picture from bedside of Weber:

    Here is a brief article on the visit from the Sporting News: http://www.sportingnews.com/nhl/story/2014-02-06/pete-weber-predators-heart-attack-david-poile-hit-by-puck

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