NHL Buzz: Fabbri is making his season debut with the Red Wings coming off a torn ACL

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Detroit Red Wings

Robbie Fabry He will make his first start of the season and play his first game with the Red Wings since the forward suffered a torn ACL against the Minnesota Wild on March 10.

The Red Wings activated Fabry from injured reserve. He will skate on the fourth line on the right Oscar Sundqvist And the Pius Sutter against the New Jersey Devils at Little Caesars Arena (7 p.m. ET; TNT, SN NOW). He had 30 points (17 goals, 13 assists) in 56 games last season before the injury.

“We’re excited to have him back for a lot of reasons,” said Red Wings coach Derek Lalonde. “Obviously the power play is one, but he also plays 5-on-5 with some jams. He’s a qualified player in this league and he’s a member of our leadership group. The good news is he’s been training at a high level for a while now.”

Lalonde hopes for the attackers Tyler Bertuzzi (upper body) f Philip Zadina (Lower body) He’ll be back during the West Coast trip Jan. 16-19, though Bertuzzi’s probably a little closer.

Bertuzzi missed 26 matches and Zadina 24

“Hopefully sooner rather than later,” Lalonde said.

straight ahead Jacob Vrana He is assigned to the Grand Rapids of the American Hockey League. Vrana entered the NHL/NHLPA Player Assistance Program on October 19 and returned to the Red Wings to practice on December 16. He played two games for Detroit this season and three for Grand Rapids after starting a conditioning assignment on December 28.

Washington Capitals

John Carlson He’s still in a lengthy recovery after being hit on the right side of his face by a shot against the Winnipeg Jets on Dec. 23, but coach Peter Laviolette said the defender looked a lot better when he saw him follow the Capitals’ 5-4 overtime loss to the Buffalo Sabers on Tuesday.

“It actually feels good,” Laviolette said Wednesday. “It’s still a long, long way for him, but he’s happy, he’s a little bit back to normal, which is really good. He looked good to me. When I saw him the next day or the day after and now, he looked good last night. He looked good and looked good.” Which is really positive for us.”

Carlson stays abroad indefinitely. The 32-year-old has 21 points (eight goals and 13 assists) in 30 games this season.

TJ O’Shea He returned for a 5-4 overtime loss against the Buffalo Sabers on Tuesday after missing six games with an upper body injury. The striker missed 11 matches from October 31 to November 19 due to a similar injury. – Tom Golletti

Philadelphia Flyers

Carter Hart Activated from injured reserve by pilots.

The goalkeeper has missed two matches since December 23 with an upper body injury. He passed an evaluation before Philadelphia beat the Anaheim Ducks 4-1 on Monday, however Samuel Erson He made 28 saves in his third consecutive start.

Hart is 10-11-6 with a 2.89 goals against average and a . 911 save percentage in 27 games (26 starts). Erson has won the last three games of a five-game road trip (2.90 GAA, . 905 save percentage).

The Flyers return home to play the Arizona Coyotes on Thursday (7 p.m. ET; NBCSP, BSAZ, ESPN+, SN NOW).

Edmonton Oilers

Leon Drystel He returned for the Oilers on Tuesday, in a 5-2 loss to the Seattle Kraken at Rogers Place.

The striker missed two matches due to an undisclosed injury.

“I feel really good, I’ve been skating the last couple of days, and I feel really good,” Dricetel said Monday. “I think I’ve recovered really well, and I’ve recovered pretty quickly, maybe a little faster than I would have imagined. But I’m happy with the way you’re feeling, and we’ll see how it goes from here.”

Draisaitl has 58 points (21 goals, 37 assists), second in the NHL behind the Oilers center Connor McDavid (73 points; 33 goals, 40 assists in 38 games). – Derek Van Diest

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