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Preds Gm David and Pete Weber hospitalized in Minnesota


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It has been a tough day for the Nashville Predators in Minnesota

First David Poile:

Nashville Predators general manager David Poile, who is also the GM of the United States men's Olympic hockey team, was hospitalized Thursday after being struck in the face with a puck during the Predators' morning skate in Minnesota on Thursday.

According to a team spokesman, Poile was standing in the tunnel near the ice when he was hit with the puck.

The puck immediately caused a black eye, bloody nose and grogginess, according to the Minneapolis Star-Tribune.

There was no immediate word as to whether the incident would impact Poile's travel plans to accompany the U.S. team in Sochi.

Next Pete Weber:

Nashville Predators play-by-play announcer Pete Weber is in a St. Paul, Minn., hospital after having been treated Thursday morning for a heart attack.

The long-time voice of the franchise was taken in an ambulance from the team hotel. Broadcast partners Terry Crisp and Stu Grimson were with him. His wife, Claudia, was en route from Nashville.

Weber confirmed the heart attack in a text message and indicated that he is comfortable and out of danger at this time.

The Predators play the Minnesota Wild 7 p.m. Thursday. Fox Sports-Tennessee will televise the contest. Weber is the Predators’ television play-by-play voice and there has been no word regarding plans for the broadcast without him.

UPDATED (2:15 p.m.): In a release from the team, the Predators say Weber will miss tonight's game (at Minnesota) and Saturday's game (vs. Anaheim)

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