Nashville Predators’ Dante Fabbro suspended 2 games by NHL

Feb 20, 2021; Columbus, Ohio, USA; Columbus Blue Jackets right wing Oliver Bjorkstrand (28) is checked by Nashville Predators defenseman Dante Fabbro (57) along the boards in the first period at Nationwide Arena. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

Nashville Predators defenseman Dante Fabbro has been suspended two games for elbowing Carolina Hurricanes forward Brock McGinn, the NHL’s Department of Player Safety announced Wednesday.

Fabbro was given a two-minute minor penalty for elbowing McGinn hard into the boards nearly midway through the second period of Tuesday’s game. The Hurricanes erased a 2-0 deficit by converting two power-play opportunities before winning 3-2 in overtime.

In lieu of the suspension, Fabbro will forfeit $15,948.28 under the terms of the collective bargaining agreement.

Fabbro, 22, has nine points (two goals, seven assists) to go with 21 penalty minutes on the season. He has played in all 26 games this far with the Predators.

Nashville is already without blueliners Ryan Ellis and captain Roman Josi to injuries.

The teams play again Thursday night in Raleigh, N.C.

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–Field Level Media