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VLADIMIR SOBOTKA RUMORS

Report: Vladimir Sobotka isn’t returning to the Blues, will stay in KHL

Vladimir Sobotka isn’t coming back to the NHL for the 2016-17 season. Reports on the former St. Louis Blues forward pinballed back-and-forth this offseason in regards to a potential return to the league. In late March, “all indications” pointed to Sobotka returning to the Blues from Avangard Omsk of the KHL. In late July, the reports got fuzzy, as mixed messages from Sobotka’s...
Via Puck Drunk Love
September 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Vladimir Sobotka’s situation with the Blues is still unresolved

The St. Louis Blues have been planning on having Vladimir Sobotka back in their lineup for the 2016-17 season, but whether or not he’ll actually appear remains a mystery. Sobotka bolted from the Blues in favor of the KHL after an arbitration decision back in 2014, but due to the ruling, he still owes the Blues a year of service should he ever return to the NHL. Sobotka could have...
Via Puck Drunk Love
August 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: “All indications” point to Sobotka returning to the Blues next season

Vladimir Sobotka might be back in a St. Louis Blues uniform next season. A report from Pierre LeBrun suggests that Sobotka’s time in the KHL may end this summer and he’d return to the Blues in time for 2016-17. Via The Hockey News: According to ESPN’s Pierre LeBrun, Sobotka has a one-month window each June in order to opt out of his deal with Avangard, and “all indications”...
Via Frozen Notes
March 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Blues: Vladimir Sobotka staying in KHL is fine

In case you missed the news, St. Louis Blues’ fan favorite Vladimir Sobotka isn’t coming back this year to the NHL. He plans to stay in the KHL for one more season and let his body be broken down by a rigorous game outside of the big show. Suit yourself, buddy. Sobotka and Blues General Manager Doug Armstrong seemed to hold about 45 different discussions over the past 2 months...
Via STLSportsMinute
June 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: It sounds like Vladimir Sobotka will stay in the KHL

St. Louis Blues GM Doug Armstrong met with Vladimir Sobotka’s agent during the Hockey World Championship tournament and it looks like Sobotka is planning on staying in the KHL. GM of #Avangard told TASS Vladimir Sobotka likely to stay in the #KHL #STLBlues #NHL — Igor Eronko (@IgorEronko) May 22, 2015 Nothing has been finalized, but the early indicators suggest that Sobotka...
Via Frozen Notes
May 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Blues receive one-year arbitration award for Sobotka

ST. LOUIS -- Forward Vladimir Sobotka was nowhere near the arbitration proceedings in Toronto. He is at training camp with Avangard Omsk in the Kontinental Hockey League, where he will play at least this season. But the Blues were there, and they will return to St. Louis with a one-year arbitration award. Which means that if Sobotka returns to the Blues a year from now, the terms...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
July 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Sobotka will spend one year in KHL before returning to new NHL team

Get your Google Translator ready. This article from iSport.cz details Vladimir Sobotka’s move to the KHL. While the translator is only moderately useful when it comes to understanding articles like this, it reveals a pretty interesting ending statement suggesting Sobotka has no intention of returning to the Blues. Via iSport.cz: “His plan? Mastering one year in Omsk, play in...
Via Frozen Notes
July 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Blues appear to have lost Sobotka to the KHL

ST. LOUIS -- A step forward, a step back. Only a week after the euphoria over the free-agent signing of center Paul Stastny, the Blues appear to be losing one of their toughest and most complete players, winger Vladimir Sobotka. According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Sobotka has signed a three-year contract with Avangard Omsk of the Kontinental Hockey League. The paper reported...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
July 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Blues' Sobotka to return to the ice tonight against the Oilers

ST. LOUIS -- Vladimir Sobotka will make his return to the lineup for the St. Louis Blues tonight after missing 12 games over the past six weeks with a broken kneecap. "I feel good," Sobotka said following the morning skate Thursday. "I've been skating hard for the last four days and I feel pretty good. So I'm ready to play tonight." The 26-year-old center last played Jan. 31 in...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Vladimir Sobotka on IR, will be re-evaluated in 4 weeks

Fans held their breath when Vladimir Sobotka hobbled off the ice against the Carolina Hurricanes. Things looked bleak, but the feeling immediately after the game was that Sobotka would be classified as day-to-day and at worst might miss a couple contests.  Unfortunately, the situation is much more severe. Sobotka was placed on the IR by the Blues and will be re-evaluated in...
Via Frozen Notes
February 01, 2014  |  Discuss
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