Aside from a two-week trip to Europe, which was wrapped around the wedding of teammate Alexander Steen, Robby Fabbri has spent his summer in St. Louis.

The free time has allowed the 21-year-old Blues forward an opportunity to see more of the city, but the native of the greater Toronto area has maybe had more spare hours than needed.

“I think I’ve seen everything a couple of times,” said Fabbri, sitting outside a diner in St. Louis wearing sunglasses and a baseball cap on a pleasant afternoon last week.

Fabbri isn’t bored, just eager to get back in a Blues uniform after a knee injury last season forced him to miss the final 41 games of the year. His recovery from surgery to repair a torn ligament is what kept him in town this offseason, and after being cleared to skate in full gear a month ago, he’s expected to be a full participant when training camp starts in September.

“I just knew how big of a summer I was going to need to have, so I felt it was best to stay here and dial it in,” Fabbri said. “I’ve been working out every morning and on the ice on Tuesdays and Thursdays, getting my skating and puck-handling back on track to really start training for the season. It’s crazy how my brain is thinking one way, but my body is slower. But it’s been good, it didn’t take too long to get back into the swing of things.”

The Blues, who open their preseason schedule Sept. 19 in Dallas, are confident enough that Fabbri will be ready that they’re going to give him a tryout at center after he played primarily on the left wing in his first two seasons.