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St. Louis Blues rookie forward Robby Fabbri has concussion

St. Louis Blues rookie forward Robby Fabbri has been diagnosed with a concussion, the team announced.

The St. Louis Blues announced rookie forward Robby Fabbri has been diagnosed with a concussion after taking an elbow to the head against the Minnesota Wild on Saturday. 

“We’re going to miss Robby,” Blues coach Ken Hitchcock told reporters. “I was surprised on the concussion because he had three great shifts after the concussion. But we’re going to miss him, we’re going to miss his spunk and stuff, but these two guys (Scottie Upshall and Scott Gomez) are excellent replacements. 

“You don’t want to say you’re not going to miss a beat, but we’re going to get guys that know how to play the game and they are going to enhance it.”

There is no timetable for Fabbri’s return. The Blues’ first-round pick in 2014, Fabbri scored his first NHL goal in the season-opening 3-1 win over the Edmonton Oilers on Thursday at Scottrade Center. 

Upshall, who signed a one-year contract with the Blues after going to training camp on a tryout basis, will take Fabbri’s spot in the lineup on Tuesday night against the Calgary Flames. 

Hitchcock said Gomez, who like Upshall came to camp on a professional tryout, would get in the lineup within the next few games. 

Tuesday night’s game is the second of a season-long six game road trip for the Blues (1-1-0, 2 points). 

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