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Blues Rookie Robby Fabbri Injured In Saturday’s Loss

The St. Louis Blues lost the services of Robby Fabbri in Saturday’s 3-2 loss to the host Minnesota Wild as the rookie exited with an upper-body injury in the first period and did not return.

Fabbri took five shifts in the opening session, playing a total of 3 minutes, 27 seconds before departing. He recorded one hit in his limited effort.

Selected with the 21st overall pick in the 2014 draft, Fabbri made his NHL debut in St. Louis’ season-opening 3-1 victory over the visiting Edmonton Oilers on Thursday. The 19-year-old had a night to remember, scoring his first career goal at 9:29 of the third period to snap a 1-1 tie.

After the game, head coach Ken Hitchcock said that Fabbri took an elbow to the head. It’s unclear at this juncture how serious the injury is, but it was bad enough to knock the forward out of tonight’s contest.

The Blues drafted Fabbri after his second season with the Guelph Storm of the Ontario Hockey League in 2013-14, when he recorded 45 goals and 42 assists in 58 games. The native of Mississauga, Ontario notched 25 tallies and 51 points in 30 contests with Guelph the following campaign and immediately joined the American Hockey League’s Chicago Wolves, for whom he registered a goal and three assists in three games.

Fabbri helped Canada capture the gold medal at the Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament in 2013, picking up one assist in five contests. The 5-foot-10, 180-pounder also was a member of Canada’s gold medal-winning team at this year’s IIHF World Under-20 Championship as he collected two goals and four assists in five games.

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