January 9, 2013; New York, NY, USA; Nashville Predators president of hockey operations David Poile addresses the National Hockey League lockout during a press conference at the Westin New York in Times Square. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Predators, Team USA GM Poile Has Third Surgery

Nashville Predators and Team USA general manager David Poile underwent a third surgery last week to repair injuries suffered when an errant Shea Weber pass struck Poile in the face prior to the Sochi Olympic games beginning, the team has announced.

Poile sufferd an orbital bone fracture as well as broken bones in his nose.

In a statement released on Nashville’s official website, Poile thanked everyone for their love and support as well as being determined to make a full recovery.

“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 Sochi and the Predators resuming the playoff race.”

There is currently no timetable for a full recovery, but we all wish Poile a very speedy rehab.

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