Robby Fabbri leaves Red Wings game with lower body injury

Robby Fabbri’s unlucky injury record may have been extended on Wednesday. The Red Wings forward left his team’s game against the Chicago Blackhawks in the first period after Tyler Johnson accidentally hit Fabbri in the knee.

The 27-year-old rode straight into the tunnel after the collision. Fabbri was not on the bench to start the second period; the team announced that he would not be returning.

Fabbri has already suffered 3 ACL injuries in his career, the most recent about a year ago. The striker only started his season in January after months of rehabilitation.

Now in his fourth season in Detroit, Fabbri hasn’t played more than 56 games since his rookie season. Despite his unfortunate injury, Fabbri remains a productive player, with 49 goals and 96 points in 174 games with the Red Wings.

The Red Wings expected to fight for playoff hockey after making offseason additions like David Perron, Olli Maata and Andrew Copp.

At the trade deadline, however, the Red Wings sold Tyler Bertuzzi to the Boston Bruins and saw a deal for Flyers winger James van Riemsdyk fall through.

In the meantime, they have fallen to a 0-6 slump that sees them far from the last wildcard spot in the Eastern Conference.

The Red Wings and Blackhawks are tied 2-2 in two periods.

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