TRADE: Ducks Acquire Robby Fabbri From Red Wings

The Anaheim Ducks have bolstered their forward lineup by acquiring Robby Fabbri from the Detroit Red Wings. 

In exchange, the Ducks sent back goaltender Gage Alexander and also acquired a conditional fourth-round pick in the 2025 NHL Draft. 

The conditional pick will be the earlier of Detroit's own fourth-rounder or the Boston Bruins' selection, which Detroit obtained in the Tyler Bertuzzi trade. 

Fabbri, 28, is under contract for the 2024-25 season with a $4 million cap hit and is set to become a free agent next summer.

Fabbri is coming off a season where he tallied 18 goals and 32 points in 68 games, matching his career high for goals. 

Despite his scoring ability, he has faced significant injury challenges throughout his career, including three ACL tears that have limited his playtime in recent years. 

Originally drafted 21st overall by the St. Louis Blues in 2014, Fabbri has accumulated 200 points (98 goals, 102 assists) in 398 NHL games and played a key role in the Blues' 2019 Stanley Cup championship run.

The Ducks hope Fabbri can bring some depth, energy, and scoring prowess to their roster. 

With this trade, Detroit now has approximately $20 million in cap space, while the Ducks have just under $21 million, providing both teams with considerable financial flexibility for future moves.

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