What Position Is Robby Fabbri?
Robby Fabbri was one of the pleasant surprises in 2015-16. The Blues obviously had faith he could be a contributor or they would not have included him in the roster.
He earned his spot with a solid training camp and preseason and then kept it. In his first full season, he managed 18 goals. Not bad for a player that only a few expected to even make the team.
The question now, given recent departures, is where will he play? Various websites still list Fabbri as a center.
Fabbri spent almost all of his time on the wing in 2015-16. Will they want to change him from where he was successful in the NHL?
The Blues need to figure it out in the preseason. They aren’t quite as deep with NHL proven talent as they were last season, so trying out different positions during the season isn’t very smart.
It is said (of course I can’t find the tweet now) Hitchcock likes to start his line combinations with pairs. So, as of now, Paul Stastny and Alexander Steen are together and Vladimir Tarasenko and Jaden Schwartz.
Fabbri will be paired with both those lines to see where he fits best. If he is placed with Tarasenko and Schwartz, logic would dictate he could be the center.