Oft-Injured Robby Fabbri Will Miss Another Considerable Chunk Of Time

The injury bug has once again bitten Detroit Red Wings forward Robby Fabbri. This time, a lower-body injury will keep him out for four weeks.

Head coach Derek Lalonde said the new issue is not related to the knee injuries that kept him out of all but 28 games last season. 

The 27-year-old scored a goal on opening night, the only game he's played in on the young campaign. It's yet another tough break for Fabbri, who opened the season on the Red Wings' second line alongside J.T. Compher and Lucas Raymond. 

The middle-six forward recorded 16 points in his 28 games last season, and did manage to play a full shortened season in 2020-21, taking part in all 56 games while notching 17 goals and 30 points. 

But each of his other seasons in the NHL (rookie year 2015-16 excepted) have been wrought with injury troubles. 

He was a first-round selection in the 2014 NHL Draft, 21st overall by the St. Louis Blues. He spent 3+ seasons there before coming to the Motor City for the past four years.  

Raymond and Andrew Copp have moved up in the lineup in Fabbri's absence, and the Red Wings have won three straight to move to 3-1 on the season.

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