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Thursday February 6th, 2014

David Polie has been the Nashville Predators general manager since 1998. (Getty Images) David Polie has been the Nashville Predators general manager since 1998. (Getty Images)

Team USA Olympic general manager David Polie was hit in the face with a puck during the Minnesota Wild-Nashville Predators pregame skate Thursday and taken to a local hospital, reports Michael Russo of the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

According to the report, Polie was in the tunnel area near the bench when he was hit by a puck off the stick of Predators defenseman Shea Weber.

Polie, who is also the executive vice president of hockey operations and general manager of the Predators, had a bloody nose, a black eye and was sent away on a stretcher but is expected to be fine and make the trip to Sochi for the Olympics this weekend.

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