Detroit Red Wings: 3 players to watch in second Red vs White scrimmage

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Detroit Red Wings, Robby Fabbri
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Winger Mathias Bromé

When the Detroit Red Wings signed Mathias Bromé, there was no telling what he would be for the organization. Bromé, hailing from Sweden, has seemingly made the jump from the Swedish leagues over to North American hockey.

He has been shifted around in training camp, but an impressive performance in the first scrimmage and some “unfit to play” players have led him to move up the depth chart. On Thursday, Bromé practiced with Vladislav Namestnikov as wingers between center Luke Glendening.

As MLive reported, Ansar Khan tweeted out, Bromé was practicing with a top-nine forward, which bodes well for him. If he wants to shock people and come out of camp on the roster, another strong scrimmage only helps his odds.

Keep an eye on Bromé during the Red vs White scrimmage to see if he continues to show he can make a legitimate push to be a part of this team. He should look to go out and make plays to prove he can make it on the Red Wings third line if he makes it out of camp and sticks.

Forward Robby Fabbri

This past offseason, the Detroit Red Wings reached an agreement with forward Robby Fabbri on a two-year contract extension after he has arguably been General Manager (GM) Steve Yzerman’s best trade so far. Fabbri has also branched out in terms of his versatility as well.

In 2020-21, expect Fabbri to get some chances to play center for the Red Wings. The rumors have been that he will play some more center during the 2020-21 season, but ultimately only time will tell.

It would not be too ludicrous to see Filip Zadina playing left-wing, Bobby Ryan on the right-wing, and Fabbri centering the two as the organization’s second line. After 15 goals and 17 assists over 61 games during the 2019-20 season, Fabbri is looking to prove he can be a consistent source of offense for this Red Wings team.

Watch out for him during the scrimmage. Be sure to see if he is playing center, on the second power-play unit (if there are penalties), and see if he has any impact in the second Red vs White battle.