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Fabbri took fighting back into Blues lineup literally

The St. Louis Blues routinely scratch former top overall pick Nail Yakupov, so it’s fair to say that plenty of forwards need to battle for their playing time.

Apparently Robby Fabbri got the memo.

Last Thursday, Ken Hitchcock decided that Fabbri wasn’t get the job done and sat him against the Nashville Predators. Since then, he’s been on a tear ... and not just on the scoreboard.

Sure, it’s great that he has three goals in his two games back, but he hasn’t been afraid to mix it up, either. Considering his modest size, that came as a surprise to Josh Gorges, the Buffalo Sabres player he fought in an eventual 4-1 Blues win on Tuesday.

“I don’t know what got into me there, but I just felt like I wanted to be that guy,” Fabbri told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. “I went out on that shift and asked him. The funny part was, he’s like: ‘Are you serious?’ I’m like, ‘Well, yeah, kinda.’”

You can understand why he said “kinda” by watching the fight in the video above this post’s headline.

Then again, sometimes when it comes to sticking up for your teammates, the thought counts almost as much as the fight.