David Poile May Return at Nashville Predators this Week!

The Nashville Predators revealed on Tuesday that general manager David Poile is may return to work this week. Poile is the Executive Vice President of Hockey Operations and General Manager of the NHL’s Nashville Predators.

Poile was struck in the face by an errant puck Feb. 6 while attending a Predators morning skate at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minn. He was taken to a St. Paul-area hospital and had two surgeries the next day to repair a fractured orbital bone and fractures in his nose. Poile returned to his home in Nashville on Feb. 9.

David Poile May Return at Nashville Predators

The injuries prevented Poile, also the general manager for the United States Olympic team, from attending the 2014 Sochi Olympics. The team unveiled Poile had another procedure performed Feb. 14 at Vanderbilt Medical Center to further evaluates his injury. He is required to wear a patch over his injured eye and remains under observation while the club’s medial team continues to assess his recovery.

According to the sources -“I know that I have a challenging road ahead but am going to embrace the challenge and am eager to get back to work,” Poile said. “Thank you, in particular to the medical teams at Regions Hospital in St. Paul, Minn., and Vanderbilt Medical Center here in Nashville for the outstanding care and attention I have received and continue to receive. Thanks also to all those in Nashville and throughout the hockey community who have reached out to offer support and encouragement. It has been uplifting and most appreciated. I’m looking forward to watching USA’s quest for the gold medal in 2014 Sochi and the Predators resuming the playoff race.”

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