Lining Up – Assessing deals before and on the Trade Deadline

Aaron Boyle


Good morning, Aaron here with this week's 'Lining Up'. I’m back from my Disney vacation and it is now the day after trade deadline day. Before we get into yesterday’s trades, I want to look at how a few players who were traded earlier in the season are doing. Then I am going to look at a couple of key players who were traded yesterday on deadline day.

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Robby Fabbri

When Fabbri was with St. Louis Blues, he constantly had to deal with being injured so he never really got a shot at a middle-six role. That all changed once he was traded to the Detroit Red Wings. He has been up and down the lineup, but he has played with Dylan Larkin and Tyler Bertuzzi 29 percent of his time at even strength. Since being moved back on November 6th, Fabbri has scored 12 goals and 16 assists in 46 games which is .60 points per game. That is almost 20 points better than his career average during his time with the Blues. I think being put into a situation to succeed has certainly helped Fabbri. Look out for him next year as a late-round sleeper pick. With all the injuries Fabbri has gone through with his knees it has probably limited his off-season workouts. If he can get