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Predators GM taken to hospital after being hit in head with puck

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NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) -

Nashville Predators General Manager David Poile was rushed to a hospital in Minnesota after he was struck in the head with a hockey puck Thursday.

Poile was with the team during practice at the Xcel Energy Center in Saint Paul, where the Preds face the Minnesota Wild later Thursday night, when a deflected puck hit him.

A team representative said Poile was awake and talking while paramedics took him to a hospital for evaluation.

Poile will remain hospitalized overnight for observation, the team said in a statement posted to its website.

Poile is also serving as the general manager for the U.S. Olympic men's ice hockey team at the Winter Games in Sochi. It is unknown whether he will be able to travel to Russia for the competition.

Also Thursday, Predators play-by-play broadcaster Pete Weber was hospitalized in Minnesota after suffering a heart attack. Weber underwent a procedure and is now resting comfortably in a Saint Paul-area hospital, where he will remain for a few days, the team said.

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