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Robby Fabbri cleared for play

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The forward will be back for training camp.

NHL: St. Louis Blues at Minnesota Wild Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports

Robby Fabbri tore his ACL twice within the span of a year - once in February of 2017, and once in September of 2017 during training camp. There were whispers of concern that Fabbri returned from the February injury too soon, costing him a season of his development and costing the Blues a season of offensive skill.

Fabbri could’ve come in handy on the power play last season; his goal scoring acumen would’ve been useful in getting the team into the playoffs. Luckily, the Blues will have Fabbri available at camp again this year, and hopefully they will have him past that point for the first time since 2016.

From the Blues’ press release:

“He’s doing very well,” Blues General Manager Doug Armstrong told stlouisblues.com. “He is up in Toronto working very hard and time is going to tell on this one. It’s very difficult, you feel for Robby. He was projecting to be such a good player and then these two injuries kept him out a year and a half. We want to make sure we’re not putting him in a position to fail when he comes (to training camp). He’ll come back in and be hoping for the best, but expecting a little bit of re-adjustment. But health wise, he’s doing good.”

Temper your expectations, fans - Fabbri won’t jump right back in where he left off. With some work and patience, he should be playing at his previous level by mid-season or hopefully sooner.