Nashville, TN, United States (NewsBahn) – David Poile is expected to return to work at Bridgestone Arena this week, according to the Predators.
The Nashville GM underwent eye surgery last Friday at Vanderbilt Medical Center due to being hit by an errant puck during a practice at Minnesota on February 6.
He initially had surgery for nose injuries he suffered in the incident, according to the team and couldn’t travel to Sochi as GM of team USA.
“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, according to tennessean.com. “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.”