Thursday was a tough day for the Nashville Predators organization. Just hours after GM David Poile was taken to the hospital after being hit in the face with a puck, play-by-play broadcaster Pete Weber suffered an apparent heart attack while preparing for tonight’s broadcast of the Nashville Predators and Minnesota Wild.
Weber was taken to the hospital from the Xcel Energy Center in Minneapolis this morning, reports The Tennessean.
The Predators have since released a statement on Weber’s condition:
Predators’ television broadcaster Pete Weber underwent a successful heart procedure this morning in a St. Paul, Minn. hospital. He is resting comfortably and will remain in the hospital recovering for the next couple days before returning to Nashville. He will miss tonight’s (at Minnesota) and Saturday’s (vs. Anaheim) Predators’ games.
Willy Daunic will work with Terry Crisp on the Fox Sports Tennessee telecasts tonight and Saturday while Milwaukee Admirals’ play-by-play broadcaster Aaron Sims will join Stu Grimson on the radio call tonight on 102.5 The Game.
The Predators and Predators’ fans wish Pete a speedy recovery and look forward to his return to play-by-play duties when fully recovered.
Weber has since tweeted out to let people know that he was taking care in the hospital.
Thanks to all for your wishes! Resting comfortably in St Paul, close to Tom Reid's bar!
— Pete Weber (@PeteWeberSports) February 6, 2014
We at Fansided wish Weber nothing but a speedy recovery, and can’t wait to hear him back behind the headset soon!