This season, he has bounced back and helped the Red Wings be an offensive unit en route to becoming a better overall team. The question is, will his health hold up?
The Blues did not have room for Fabbri which made him available. Detroit would quickly learn that all he needed was ice time to show he could contribute offensively. To this day, this has been one of the better trades the Red Wings have pulled off in some time.
The Red Wings have been a good offensive team and Robby Fabbri is a part of it
However, while he has been consistent in his offensive production, he has spent his fair share of time on the injured list. Fabbri cannot seem to stay healthy and has been on the shelf at least once per season.
When he is on the ice, he is a dangerous player because he could be a top-six player who can compete in all three zones on most teams in the league.
One has to think about where his numbers would be with a full season, which is where he is heading this season.
During the 2022/23 NHL season, Fabbri played only 28 games and had seven goals to go with nine assists for 16 points.
This season, he has 13 goals and eight assists for 21 points in 38 games, with five of those points being on the power play. Those 38 games played this season are the second most games he has played in the past four seasons.
Lower body injury (February 21-23, March 8-23, October 13-23, November 9-23), knee (March 10-23, February 26-20), COVID-19 (December 15-21), COVID-19 protocol (January 21-21), and upper body (February 9-20, April 4-21).
That is a lot of time away from the ice. If he can stay healthy and continue to produce, this could be a big addition to the Red Wings roster as it gives them another offensive weapon that could be critical down the stretch.
As his stats prove, when he is in the lineup his production is there. It is a matter of him staying healthy enough to be able to contribute.