Who sits when Vladimir Sobotka returns?

Vladimir Sobotka's leg is almost fully recovered. The versatile St. Louis forward has been on the shelf ever since he suffered a broken kneecap on January 14th. Now that he's nearing a return to the lineup, the Blues will have to make a difficult roster decision.  When Sobotka returns, who sits? It's a great problem to have. When Sobotka is cleared to play, the...
Via Frozen Notes
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Sobotka's return boosts Blues over Oilers

The Blues are atop the NHL standings right now, and that’s as good as it gets. But it was George Bernard Shaw who wrote, “As long as I have a want, I have a reason for living. Satisfaction is death.” And the Blues can relate. They underlined the point with a 6-2 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Thursday at Scottrade Center. Over the past two weeks, the Note have collected...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 14, 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...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Randall Ritchey: Sobotka To Skate, Leopold Out, Jaskin Recalled, And More

With the regular season gearing up for a return, the Blues are set to catch a flight tonight headed to their next destination, Vancouver, BC, Canada. The Blues will open the season back up against the Canucks on Wednesday night and they will be without Vladimir Sobotka. Sobotka injured his knee just prior to the Sochi Olympic games and unfortunately had to miss the tournament...
Via HockeyBuzz
February 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Blues' Sobotka out with bum knee; will miss Sochi Games

A bum knee will keep St. Louis Blues' centerman Vladimir Sobotka from participating in the Sochi Olympic Games.Sobotka suffered the injury when he struck the dashers in an awkward fashion after being tripped up inadvertently by Carolina defenseman Justin Faulk during the Blue's 3-1 loss to the Hurricanes on Friday night and has been placed on the teams' Injured Reserved...
Via Sports Injury Alert
February 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Sobotka Placed On IR By The Blues, Will Not Play For The Czech Republic At The Olympics

ST. LOUIS – St. Louis Blues President of Hockey Operations and General Manager Doug Armstrong announced today the club has placed forward Vladimir Sobotka on injured reserve with a left leg injury.  Sobotka, who was recently named to the Czech Republic’s roster, will miss the 2014 Winter Olympics and be re-evaluated in four weeks. Sobotka, 26, has dressed in 46 games, posting...
Via Kukla's Korner
February 01, 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

In the NHL, no one is winning faceoffs like Vladimir Sobotka

ST. LOUIS -- Ken Hitchcock calls Vladimir Sobotka his jack-of-all-trades. He does a little bit of everything for the St. Louis Blues, and for the most part does all of them very well. This includes taking faceoffs, where Sobotka is the current NHL leader at 64.5 percent. He is winning 82.4 percent of his draws on the power play while winning 62.2 percent at even strength. He'...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
November 08, 2013  |  Discuss

St. Louis Blues fan seen wearing crude shirt

This is a brutal picture in every sense of the word.  At least you can’t question this fan’s dedication but her attire is brutal.  From the shoes to the jean skirt to the awful shirt, all the way to the Vladimir Sobotka jersey.  The tattoos and the died hair certainly add to the winning combination though.  You stay classy, St. Louis. [@chasenpucks39]
Via Diehardsport
May 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Vladimir Sobotka playing well in Czech Republic during lockout

St. Louis Blues fans love the gritty, tenacious style of forward Vladimir Sobotka.  His game translates anywhere, including his home country, the Czech Republic. Sobotka is one of many NHL players who have jettisoned to Europe to find a place to play during the NHL lockout and Sobotka is excelling. Sobotka has tallied eight points in just five games, showcasing an offensive...
Via STLSportsMinute
September 30, 2012  |  Discuss

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