Video: Predators broadcaster hit in head by puck during filming

Wednesday December 31st, 2014

Accident or conspiracy against the media? 

Probably—most definitely—just the former. 

At the morning skate in Nashville prior to a game against the Blues on Tuesday night, Predators radio man Willy Daunic was just trying to do his job, recording a standup for a segment that would run later in the day. But out of nowhere a puck came flying, hitting him square on the head.


Despite the injury in pregame warmups, Daunic called the game that night, a show of true heroics and hockey toughness by the broadcaster. The Predators went on to defeat the Blues, 3-2, thanks to Shea Weber's third-period goal. However, the Preds seem to attract this kind of mishap. Last February, GM David Poile was nailed in the noggin by a puck at the Xcel Energy Center in Minnesota and was taken to the hospital with a fractured orbital bone and a black eye. The injury forced Poile, who was also the GM of Team USA, to miss the Sochi Olympics.

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