Nashville Predators defensemen Dante Fabbro gets hearing for elbowing

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 will have a hearing Wednesday after throwing an elbow at Carolina’s Brock McGinn during Tuesday night’s game, the NHL’s department of player safety announced.

Fabbro was given a two-minute minor for elbowing McGinn hard into the boards midway through the second period with the Predators holding a 2-0 lead. The Hurricanes converted two power-play opportunities to tie the game before winning 3-2 in overtime.

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 so far.


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

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

–Field Level Media