Detroit Red Wings lose Robby Fabbri after unlucky injury ends season

(Jim Rassol-USA TODAY Sports)
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The Detroit Red Wings got extremely unlucky when it comes to forward Robby Fabbri and the last few seasons. While his on-ice performance was actually quite lucky at times. Insert my selfish plug of an article about Fabbri’s PDO rating, right here, and now we continue.

Fabbri’s 2021-22 season has come to an end after a torn ACL put a stop to his season with the Detroit Red Wings. This comes after he earned himself a three-year contract extension that begins in the 2022-23 season, signed back in December of 2021.

A little over a week ago, the Red Wings announced that Fabbri will undergo some further evaluations, but the team was operating under the assumption that he has a torn ACL that will sideline him for the remainder of the 2021-22 season.

The 26-year-old has been with the Red Wings for three seasons now after being acquired in one of the best trades of the Steve Yzerman General Manager era. Since being in Detroit, he has had to battle some adversity that has kept him off the ice, so this is nothing new.

Detroit Red Wings Robby Fabbri’s torn ACL is an unlucky end to his season.

In his first season with the Red Wings, Fabbri also got unlucky. While it was not an injury per se, he did have things cut short (as did everyone) due to the COVID-19 pandemic putting an early end to the 2019-20 season.

Bouncing back in 2020-21, Fabbri had a bout with COVID that ended up sidelining him for several weeks and ended up back in the COVID-19 protocols several times, limiting the number of games he was able to play.

Now, in his third season in Detroit, Fabbri is still not able to play an entire season due to the unlucky ACL injury that ended things. He will finish the season with 56 games played, collecting 17 goals and 13 assists for 30 total points.

It was a quality performance and one that is well-deserving of the extension he has kicking in for the next three seasons. The Red Wings should be happy with the decision to extend him and hope that he can make a quick comeback for the team looking ahead.

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While he will not be back on the ice in 2021-22, Fabbri will look to come back stronger in 2022-23 and get through a whole season without interruption. It’s been an adversity-filled stint here in Detroit for Fabbri, but he continues to perform well on the ice.