Fabbri (knee) is automatically exempt from the expansion draft due to a lack of professional experience, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

Professional players with no more than two years of experience are exempt, and Fabbri meets that requirement. The tremendous passing winger underwent knee surgery Feb. 27 and has been in recovery mode ever since. He's collected 66 points (29 goals, 37 assists) albeit with a cumulative minus-18 rating in 123 regular-season contests.

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