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Predators GM Poile undergoes successful surgery

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TSN.ca Staff
2/7/2014 4:37:02 PM
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Nashville 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 Thursday when hit by an errant puck during the Predators' morning skate at Xcel Energy Center.

The team sent out a press release on Friday stating Poile was resting and recovering and that he will remain in hospital for further observation.

The Predators were preparing for the game against the Wild when Poile was hit by a puck that flew off the ice at him where he was standing in a tunnel behind the bench.

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 on Sunday. Poile is the general manager for the U.S. Olympic hockey team and was scheduled to leave for Russia this weekend.

David Poile (Photo: Dave Sandford/NHLI via Getty Images)

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(Photo: Dave Sandford/NHLI via Getty Images)
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