Nashville Predators play-by-play announcer Pete Weber was sent to the hospital Thursday after suffering a heart attack in the early morning.
“[Weber] underwent a successful heart procedure this morning in a St. Paul, Minn., hospital,” the team announced. “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.”
Earlier Thursday, Predators and U.S. Olympic general manager David Poile was sent to the hospital after being struck in the face by a puck during the team’s morning skate. Poile suffered a broken orbital bone, according to Chad Graff of the Pioneer Press.
The Predators will take on the Minnesota Wild at 8 p.m. ET Thursday at Xcel Energy Center.