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.”[tweet https://twitter.com/JoshuaCooper/status/431533243725123584 align=”center”]
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.