Fabbri (coach's decision) is not in the lineup for Sunday's Game 6 against the Starts, Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun reports. It's unclear why Fabbri was scratched, as he didn't have an injury history coming into the game. There will likely be more information following the game, but as of now, Samuel Blais will enter the lineup on the second line in his stead.
Fabbri scored a goal on his only shot in Thursday's 3-2 win over the Stars in Game 1 of their second-round series. Fabbri has struggled to find a consistent spot in the lineup this season, having registered only six points in 32 regular-season games. He has appeared in the last four games for the Blues, registering nine hits and seven shots along with the goal, but the winger has not exceeded 10 minutes in any of those games.
Fabbri will play on the fourth line during Tuesday's Game 3 matchup versus the Jets, Jeremy Rutherford of The Athletic reports. Fabbri was a stud in the playoffs during his rookie season, racking up 15 points in 20 games. However, that was three years and two ACL surgeries ago, and Fabbri has struggled to stay in the lineup lately, posting six points in 32 games during the regular season. The 23-year-old will get another shot with the fourth line, which has an occasional scoring touch featuring Ivan Barbashev and Alexander Steen,
Fabbri will play on the fourth line in Thursday's game versus the Flyers, Lou Korac of NHL.com reports. Fabbri's poor play along with the rest of the Blues performing well has landed the 23-year-old in the press box for 15 of the last 16 games. He'll finally suit up again in the 81st game of the season, bumping Zach Sanford from the lineup. Fabbri has loads of potential but it's been tough sledding after two ACL surgeries, so the Blues are hoping he'll find his game and add valuable depth with the playoffs on the horizon.
Fabbri was a healthy scratch for a fifth straight game in Saturday's win over the Lightning. The 23-year-old made his return from two torn ACLs this season, and his game still isn't rounded into form. Fabbri has been a liability on defense with a minus-8 rating over his last five outings and no points to outweigh those marks. The Blues are rolling right now, so Fabbri will likely stay in the press box until that turns around.
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