SAN JOSE, Calif. Dante Fabbro was down. Then he was out.
The Predators rookie defenseman blocked an Evander Kane shot with his face late during the second period Saturday night against the Sharks.
Fabbro lay face-down on the ice, squirming for a bit before he was helped off, a pool of blood evidence left behind.
Fabbro headed to the room slowly, holding his face the entire time. He was listed as questionable to return, which he did while wearing a caged helmet with about eight minutes left during the third period.
The 21-year-old has played in all 17 games this season. He recorded his second assist of the season, to go with two goals, earlier in the period when Filip Forsberg gave the Predators a 1-0 lead.
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