NHL: Red Wings’ Robby Fabbri may have torn ACL, plus Jackets’ Alexandre Texier takes personal leave

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Mar 8, 2022; Detroit, Michigan, USA; Detroit Red Wings center Robby Fabbri (14) receives congratulations from teammates after scoring in the first period against the Arizona Coyotes at Little Caesars Arena. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

The Detroit Red Wings placed forward Robby Fabbri on injured reserve Friday.

He is expected to miss the rest of the season with a possible torn ACL, coach Jeff Blashill said.

Fabbri will be further evaluated after he was injured during Thursday’s 6-5 shootout loss to the Minnesota Wild.

Fabbri, 26, is fifth on the Red Wings with 30 points (17 goals, 13 assists) in 56 games this season.

He has 152 points (73 goals, 79 assists) in 302 career games with the St. Louis Blues (2015-19) and Red Wings.

In a corresponding move, Detroit recalled forward Taro Hirose, 25, from the Grand Rapids Griffins of the American Hockey League.

Blue Jackets Alexandre Texier takes personal leave

Columbus Blue Jackets general manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced Thursday that forward Alexandre Texier will take an indefinite leave of absence due to personal reasons.

“Recently, Tex has experienced personal losses of people very close to him and our priority right now is to support him in every way possible,” Kekalainen said in a statement. “We are going to give him the time he needs and look forward to welcoming him back to the Blue Jackets family when he is ready.”

The 22-year-old native of France hasn’t played since Jan. 26, when he fractured a finger during a game against the Calgary Flames.

A 2017 second-round draft pick, Texier has played in 123 career games over parts of four NHL seasons for Columbus. He has tallied 22 goals and 27 assists along with 44 penalty minutes. In 36 games this season, Texier has already set career bests of 11 goals and 20 points.

–Field Level Media