The Department of Player Safety has some more work to do and the Nashville Predators are about to lose another key player. Dante Fabbro has a hearing today for his elbow on Carolina Hurricanes forward Brock McGinn. The incident happened midway through the second period last night and Fabbro was issued a two-minute minor penalty. McGinn initially left the game but did return in the third period.
Fabbro appears to be destined to miss at least one game since the league will be holding a hearing, meaning Nashville is down another defenseman. They’re already missing Roman Josi, Ryan Ellis, and Luca Sbisa due to injury, forcing Fabbro into an increased role. The young defenseman played nearly 23 minutes last night including nearly five shorthanded and recorded an assist. With him out, Mattias Ekholm will likely have an even bigger load dropped on his plate after logging nearly 29 minutes last night.
The Predators’ next game is tomorrow against the same Hurricanes for traveling to Tampa Bay for a two-game series against the Lightning.