In his return to the Sharks' lineup Monday, Kurtis Gabriel once again chirped with an opposing enforcer in pregame warmups before fighting him in the game.
Gabriel cross-checked Los Angeles Kings defenseman Kurtis MacDermid prior to Monday's contest at SAP Center, and the former OHL teammates dropped the gloves with 10:52 remaining in the first period.
Monday was Gabriel's 10th game with the Sharks, and he now has four fighting majors this season. San Jose scratched Gabriel for Saturday's 5-2 loss to the St. Louis Blues.
The 27-year-old returned to the Sharks' locker room after the fight. Gabriel didn't skate another shift in the first period, returning to the ice 3:55 into the second period.
Gabriel and MacDermid were teammates on the Owen Sound Attack for parts of three seasons from 2011-12 through 2013-14.