Sabres' Dahlin out indefinitely with concussion from elbow to head
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Buffalo Sabres defenseman Rasmus Dahlin is out indefinitely with a concussion, the team announced Wednesday.

The 19-year-old phenom suffered the injury after taking an elbow to the head from Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Erik Cernak on Monday. Cernak was given a two-game suspension for the hit.

According to Lightning reporter Bryan Burns, Cernak reached out to Dahlin on Tuesday via text message to apologize for the incident.

Dahlin had been off to a solid start in his sophomore campaign. He's tallied 16 points in 24 games and ranks second on the Sabres with 15 assists.

As a rookie in 2018-19, Dahlin became just the third 18-year-old defenseman in NHL history to record 40 points in a season and finished third in Calder Trophy voting.

The Sabres now have five regulars on the injured list - including fellow blue-liner Jake McCabe - heading into Wednesday night's tilt against the Calgary Flames.

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