Sunday, February 5, 2017

Around the NHL: Blues' Fabbri will miss rest of season with injury

     The St. Louis Blues are 4th in the Central Division with 55 points, and are 2 points out of the 2nd wild card spot in the Western Conference, and recently fired head coach Ken Hitchock, replacing him with Mike Yeo. So you can tell a lot was going on for them. Another huge problem came across the club today when it became official that LW Robby Fabbri will miss the rest of the 2016-2017 season with an ACL injury, taking them a step back. Fabbri was injured when Pittsburgh Penguins forward Carter Rowney hit him with 11:18 remaining in the 1st period of what became a 4-1 Pittsburgh win. The 21 year old Fabbri is in his second year in the NHL. Fabbri has 11 goals and 18 assists (29 points) in 51 games this season. Last year, he helped the Blues to the Western Conference Final with 15 points (4 goals) in 20 playoff games, before they lost to the San Jose Sharks. It is said that Fabbri will return to the ice when training camp starts for next season this September. "I know it's been a long emotional week for everybody. We had a good game [on Thursday] and this was not a good game," said Yeo, according to the St Louis post dispatch. "What I've said all along is, we need to continue to build our game. It has to be our focus. We'll take out of this what we did well enough and push forward." The Blues recalled forwards Kenny Agostino and Magnus Paajarvi from AHL Chicago subsequent to the injury.

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