Predators defenseman P.K. Subban may have been bitten on Wednesday.
Subban got into a scuffle with Vegas forward Pierre-Edouard Bellemare during Nashville’s matchup with the Golden Knights.
In the skirmish, Subban appeared to attempt to lift the head of Bellemare, who was at the feet of Nashville goalie Juuse Saros.
Then, on the replay, it appeared Subban’s gloved hand was in the mouth of Bellemare and he came out of the scuffle shaking his hand in pain.
Here’s what started the skirmish. Bellemare and Subban get together and it appears Bellemare somehow injured Subban’s finger. pic.twitter.com/gtcmZWdwqa
— Ryan Quigley (@RP_Quigs) January 24, 2019
Subban claimed Bellemarre had bitten him, according to The Athletic.
PK Subban is claiming Pierre-Edouard Bellemare bit his finger in a scrum.
I’m not sure what PK said to Ryan Reaves after, but Reaves really, really wanted to fight him. Referees wouldn’t let him get to PK, but if I were PK I would avoid being on the ice with Reaves at all cost
— Jesse Granger (@JesseGranger_) January 24, 2019
Bellemare motioned on replay that Subban’s hand had gotten stuck around his mouth and the defenseman’s hand got lodged in his teeth when he was trying to rip it away.
Subban appeared to have blood on his jersey and showed his hand to the referee with a cut on it.
No call was made for biting on the part of Bellemare.