NHL Trade: St. Louis Blues Send Robby Fabbri To The Detroit Red Wings For Jacob De La Rose

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The St. Louis Blues have traded forward Robby Fabbri to the Detroit Red Wings for forward Jacob de la Rose.

The 23-year old was drafted 21st overall in the first-round of 2014 NHL draft by the Blues. He carries a $900,000 cap hit and will be a RFA at the end of the season.

The 24-year old was drafted 34th overall in the second-round of the 2013 draft by the Canadiens. He carries a $900,000 cap hit and will be a RFA at the end of the season.

Jeremy Rutherford: Fabbri after hearing he was traded to the Red Wings: “I thought my game was coming back. I just didn’t get the opportunity I was hoping for to help push myself to get back to where I was. I’m excited to use this fresh start to do that.”

Thoughts from the media

Andy Strickland: “Wish the best for Robbie Fabbri, hasn’t been an easy ride. Hoping he can return to level that made him a 1st round pick and one of the top players in the #OHL. Had a real impressive rookie season but injuries set him back. Change of scenery might be best.”

Lou Korac: “I’ve always had candid interviews with Fabbri, before injuries and after. We stay biased when covering athletes but I was pulling for him to pull through his injuries and get his game back. Too bad. But it just wasn’t happening here. He had such promise pre-injuries.”

Dan Rosen: “I understand this from the Blues perspective seeing that Fabbri didn’t really have a significant enough role anymore, but this could be a sneaky good trade for the Red Wings by Steve Yzerman. Fabbri has talent. The injuries de-railed him in St. Louis. He should play in Detroit.”

John Shannon: “Steve Yzerman trying everything he can to change the Red Wings’ roster…Erne, Perlini, Fabbri all join the Winged Wheel to help team, and re-kindle their careers.”

Ted Kulfan: “Fabbri has intriguing talent, has had decent offensive seasons, but has been injury-prone. If he’s healthy, he’s worth the gamble for sure.”

Ryan Wagman: “Jacob De La Rose, a prospect whose game I liked was traded straight up for Rabby Fabbri, a prospect whose game I LOVED. Stock of both was down. Fabbri from injuries, JDLR from lack of offense. Great opportunity for Fabbri in Detroit.”

Tony Ferrari: “Detroit Red Wings fans just witnessed the first Jedi move by Steve Yzerman. What a deal. Even if Fabbri isn’t healthy, trading Jacob de la Rose for him is a no brainer.”

Sean Tierney: “Anyway, if you’ve been watching the shot-blocking, quality-preventing style Berube’s used since last yr, JDLR is not a surprising target and Fabbri is not a surprising casualty. It’s not an inspired move for STL and it’s the kind of move DET should be making in a tank year.”

Josh Tessler: “If Robby Fabbri can stay healthy, the Detroit Red Wings got an absolute steal. In his rookie season, he had 37 pts in 72 games while averaging 13 min a night. That is pretty solid. Jacob de la Rose is a fringe player. So.. getting Fabbri for him is a solid move by Yzerman.”

Robby Fabbri

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