Preds GM David Poile loses vision in one eye - WSMV Channel 4

Preds GM David Poile loses vision in one eye

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NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) -

Nashville Predators general manager David Poile is recovering from a third surgery to repair damage inflicted by an errant hockey puck earlier this month.

Poile was struck in the face by a puck during Preds practice in Minnesota. He broke his nose in three places, broke the orbital bone above and below his right eye and had 40 stitches above the eye.

He also lost vision in his right eye but is hopeful that will return.

Poile is also general manager of the U.S. men's Olympic hockey team, and although he wishes he could be with the team in Sochi, he is still working and in contact with his coaches daily.

"Picking this team, we said we wouldn't pick the 25 best players but we would pick the 25 players that would best win a gold medal," Poile said.

Poile has a great attitude and said he's hoping that his eyesight returns, but if not, he wouldn't be the first person with just one eye and will deal with it.

He's back to work with the Preds, who are now just four points out of the playoff chase.

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