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Dunn, Thomas out for Blues against Bruins in Game 2 of Stanley Cup Final

Fabbri likely to enter lineup for St. Louis

by Tom Gulitti @TomGulittiNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

BOSTON -- Robert Thomas and Vince Dunn each will not play for the St. Louis Blues in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final against the Boston Bruins at TD Garden on Wednesday (8 p.m. ET; NBCSN, CBC, SN, TVAS).

Blues coach Craig Berube said Thomas has an unspecified injury that has nothing to do with the heavy hit he took from Bruins defenseman Torey Krug with 10:19 remaining in the third period of a 4-2 loss in Game 1 of the best-of-7 series on Monday. The forward, who did not play after the hit, has six points (one goal, five assists) in 20 playoff games.

Dunn, a defenseman, has not played since the first period of Game 3 of the Western Conference Final against the San Jose Sharks, when he was hit in the mouth by a shot from Sharks defenseman Brenden Dillon. He has seven points (two goals, five assists) in 16 postseason games. Berube said before the Cup Final began that he expected Dunn to be available to play at some point in the series.

 

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Robby Fabbri skated in Thomas' usual spot at right wing on the third line with Pat Maroon and center Tyler Bozak at the Blues morning skate. Berube said Fabbri will be a game-time decision.

"He's a tenacious player, he's quick, gets on the puck," Berube said. "He's a competitive kid. He's got the ability to score goals. We've seen that in the past from him. Those are the types of things we'll look for if he's in."

Fabbri, who has not played since Game 5 of the second round against the Dallas Stars, has one goal in eight playoff games.

"This time of year, there's always injuries and we've been pretty healthy for the most part," Blues forward Jaden Schwartz said. "But [Fabbri] is a guy who's ready to go and he's played in big games before. So, we'll miss Thomas, but other guys are ready to go."

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