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Nashville Predators general manager David Poile, who doubles as the general manager of the U.S. men's Olympic hockey team, will not travel to the Sochi Games because of injuries suffered when he was struck in the head by a puck last week, USA Hockey announced on Monday.
The Predators confirmed the news.
USA Hockey coaches and executives in Sochi discussed the subject after a team practice. USA coach Dan Bylsma, the coach of the Pittsburgh Penguins, characterized it as a "huge disappointment" that Poile would not be able to join the team, according to a Chicago Sun-Times tweet (Mark Lazerus).
While attending the Predators' morning skate at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minn. last Thursday, Poile was hit by an errant puck. He required stitches for lacerations and two surgical procedures on his face (orbital bone/nose). According to The Tennessean, Poile has since returned to Nashville.
Poile, who turns 64 on Friday, is the third-longest tenured general manager in NHL history. He has spent 31 consecutive years at the helm of a league franchise, 15 with Washington and the past 16 years with the Predators. He is the only general manager in Nashville history.
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Nashville Predators general manager David Poile, the architect of the 2014 United States Olympic hockey team, won’t be traveling to Sochi after undergoing facial surgery last week.
Poile suffered an eye socket fracture after he was hit in the face with a puck during his team’s morning skate in Minnesota on Feb. 6. He will have to watch his team compete in Sochi from home as...
U.S. hockey team general manager David Poile won't travel to the Olympics after getting hit by a puck last week.
Ray Shero confirmed Monday he will take over as acting general manager in Sochi.
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via the Nashville Predators,
Predators’ General Manager David Poile returned to Nashville on Sunday and is recovering from injuries sustained when struck by a puck last Thursday morning during the team’s morning practice at the Xcel Energy Center.
Due to the injury and recovery, Poile, who is also General Manager of Team USA, will not travel to Sochi for the 2014 Olympics...
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