Red Wings rumors: Robby Fabbri wants to be a part of the long haul

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The Detroit Red Wings brought in Robby Fabbri this season, and the restricted free agent seems to want to stick around.

This past season the Detroit Red Wings traded for forward Robby Fabbri and allowed him to revamp his career, and he has not become an offensive threat for the organization. After giving up Jacob de La Rose for the former first-round draft pick, things have only gotten better since.

Rumor has it, Fabbri would like to stick around and be a part of this organization for the foreseeable future. He is a restricted free agent, and the Red Wings will need to wish to bring him back, but Fabbri seems to have reinvented himself for the better with the organization.

In 2019-20 played in 61 games (9 with the St. Louis Blues) where he would score 15 goals (1 with the Blues) and notch 17 assists for 32 points one the season. An injury kept him off the ice in 2018-19, but Fabbri had come into his own while playing for the Red Wings.

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He has been able to get into a groove, becoming a trusted forward for Head Coach Jeff Blashill. Fabbri has been able to get things going offensively and become a weapon from the winger position, or even as a centerman.

Being a second line anchor for the 2019-20 season has been Fabbri’s niche with the organization, and keeping him around for the future would be more than beneficial.

Fabbri has proved that he can be an asset for this Red Wings team, and there is no way that he should not be kept around.

Fabbri even showed that he could also be effective on the power-play when given the opportunity. He had nine points come on the power-play and proved that he could help the Red Wings be more effective in those situations.

All around, Fabbri really showed growth and development with the Red Wings as a former first-round draft pick, and he should be kept around for the long haul. Just thinking ahead, being able to stick him on a line with Tyler Bertuzzi, or Anthony Mantha would be fantastic.

Yzerman needs to realize what they have in Fabbri and make sure they can get him locked into a contract with the organization. Looking at the organization, they have the payroll to do so, and keeping him as one of their better players is going to be a no brainer for the Red Wings.

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The Detroit Red Wings need to realize that Robby Fabbri wants to stick around and pay the man his money to keep him around.