Detroit Red Wings General Manager (GM) Steve Yzerman re-signed forward Robby Fabbri on a two-year contract extension that runs through the 2021-22 season. This is a move that rewarded Fabbri for his play in 2019-20 after being acquired early on.
In 2020-21, Fabbri had some issues that were out of his control when it comes to COVID-19 protocols, and his battle with COVID-19 that forced his already shortened season to become even shorter. However, he still made the most of it and looked pretty good in the games he was able to play.
While he may have gotten some help with puck luck and stole a few extra goals here and there, Fabbri has been a great addition to the Detroit Red Wings and should look to earn another brief extension if he can continue scoring in 2021-22.
The name of the game for the Red Wings is scoring; well, the name of the game is doing anything remotely positive. But, with no scoring on the team whatsoever, the hope would be that Fabbri can step up and add some juice into an otherwise dead offense.
While the 2020-21 season is essentially over, Fabbri was able to make the most of his playing time and tally some points. The biggest thing will be if he can continue this in 2021-22, where he will be able to play a normal amount of games and ideally avoid any injury/sickness setbacks.
Detroit Red Wings forward Robby Fabbri made the most of his 30 games in 2020-21.
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In this 56-game shortened season, Fabbri was able to log 30 games after his setbacks. While there is one more game to be played, his season is essentially over. Fabbri tallied 10 goals and eight assists for 18 total points.
This comes after 2019-20, where Fabbri notched 52 games played for the Red Wings, where he had 14 goals and seventeen assists for 31 total points.
He also had nine games played and a goal with the St. Louis Blues before being acquired by Yzerman and the Red Wings.
The change of scenery did treat Fabbri well, earning him the two-year extension this past offseason.
With the Red Wings offensive abilities being nonexistent, Fabbri was still able to pot ten goals, scoring once every three games for the Red Wings.
He may not be doing anything resembling a real scoring threat, but on this bad of a Red Wings team, 18 points over 30 games played should be just fine in the eyes of Yzerman. Especially given that he had absences from the team due to COVID-19 protocols and his COVID-19 battle, that made his season a bit interesting.
But for Fabbri to have the production he did and make the most of his season in 2020-21, the Red Wings should be more than happy. The second year of the extension in 2021-22 will be fun to see how Fabbri bounces back.
Detroit Red Wings fans should not rule out another bridge extension for Fabbri if he can continue to find his way onto the scoresheet and especially score goals for this team.