Red Wings post a Fabbri article, too’s Brett McWethy got in on the Robby Fabbri article parade this afternoon, discussing the 25-year-old’s 3-year extension with Detroit:

What’s impressed Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill about Fabbri is that he plays “extraordinarily hard.” It’s an edge that Fabbri quickly regained after fully recovering from his injuries shortly after arriving in Detroit and having a conversation with Blashill about avoiding to play “careful.”

“Everybody in this league plays hard, but he’s, I think, played extraordinarily hard, and I think that’s who he is as a person,” Blashill said. “I think this year especially, from the drop of the puck in training camp, from the first practice, he’s done an excellent job of really, really competing on a day-to-day basis.

“To me, then he gets to use his skillset and he can really shoot the puck in the net, and he’s got good hockey smarts. He can separate himself with that competitiveness, that’s what he’s gotta do.”

abbri had previously inked a deal with the Red Wings, signing a two-year contact in August 2020. Now, the 25-year-old is a long-term piece of the Red Wings’ youthful group that is aiming to send Detroit back to the postseason.

“Not only Bert, Larks, myself; it’s a full team effort in there,” Fabbri said. “Whatever everyone brings every night and every single day in practice is what’s helping us grow, become a little more consistent. We still got room for improvement; we all know that in that room, and what we gotta work on. But it’s fun coming to the rink every day and doing it with these guys.”


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