Yzerman Makes Another Trade -- Wings Acquire Fabbri From Blues

Detroit has lost 12 of its last 13 games.

Will Burchfield
November 07, 2019 - 9:12 am

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With the Red Wings mired in a losing streak, Steve Yzerman isn't sitting around. 

He made his second trade in as many weeks Wednesday night when he acquired center Robby Fabbri from the Blues in exchange for forward Jacob de La Rose. 

Fabbri, 23, was a first-round pick in 2014 and scored 18 goals as a rookie in 2015-16. But he's been dogged by injuries ever since, including a torn ACL that cost him the entire 2017-18 season. He played in just 32 games last season as he dealt with a shoulder issue and struggled to find playing time under new head coach Craig Berube. 

This season, Fabbri has one goal in nine games. 

Between Fabbri, Dylan Larkin and Brendan Perlini, the Wings now have three 2014 first-round picks on their roster. Perlini was acquired last week in a trade with the Blackhawks; he's yet to score in four games. 

After a 3-1 start to the season, Detroit has lost 12 of its last 13 games. The team has scored fewer than two goals per game over that stretch, and ranks last in the NHL in goals per game on the season. Yzerman is hoping Fabbri can help change that. 

The Wings acquired de La Rose, 24, off waivers from the Canadiens early last season. A checking forward, he had 13 points over 76 games with Detroit, including four points in 16 games this year.