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Predators GM Back To Work After Getting Hit By Puck

Predators GM Back To Work After Getting Hit By Puck

CREATED Feb 21, 2014

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Two weeks after getting hit by a hockey puck to his face, Nashville Predators General Manager David Poile went back to work.  

Poile suffered pretty serious injuries when an errant puck during practice hit him in the face on February 6, breaking his nose in three places and cracking the bone around one of his eyes. 

He was still unable to see out of his right eye Thursday. Doctors were unsure whether Poile's vision will return.  

Poile had traveled with the team to Minnesota and was hit during a practice session there.  

"I'm certainly going to get some glasses both for some power in my left eye and protection for my right eye. I don't think it's anything I can't handle. It's just one of those things. It's unfortunate, you could say unlucky… but it happened. Life moves on and I'm ready for the challenge."  

Poile had surgery February 14 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center so doctors could evaluate the damage around his eye. 

Poile's recovery forced him to miss a trip to the winter Olympics in Sochi. He had been selected as the general manager of the U.S. hockey team. 

He said it felt good to get back to work.