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
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Blues: Time to cut the cord with Sobotka 

Vladimir Sobotka, are you coming back? We were told you were. Then we were told you were close to re-signing in the KHL. Then we were told that that’s not true.  It’s been a strange relationship between us thus far. We would like to know where we stand. There is still a numbness towards you after you left your team behind to make some extra money.  How could you just turn...
Via STLSportsMinute
6 days ago

KHL GM Says Vladimir Sobotka Staying in KHL, Blues GM Says Otherwise

Victor Shalaev, general manager of Avangard Omsk, told the Russian sport-express.ru that Vladimir Sobotka will be staying in the KHL, according to Igor Eronko. “Sobotka will join us as soon as he’s healthy,” he told sport-express. “Forget about St. Louises and other nonsense.” A similar report appeared recently at Championat.com. Part of the reason many believe he could...
Via The Hockey Writers
9 days ago

Sobotka’s really coming back to the Blues this time, according to agent

St. Louis Blues fans have learned not to hold their breath when it comes to the reported return of center Vladimir Sobotka, but it appears he’s really, truly returning in time for the upcoming season. According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch’s Jeremy Rutherford, GM Doug Armstrong said Sobotka’s agent has confirmed the 29-year-old will be coming back to the NHL for the 2016...
Via The Hockey News
10 days ago

Why hasn’t the Vladimir Sobotka situation been finalized?

There have been countless reports suggesting Vladimir Sobotka will return to the Blues for the 2016-17 season. Despite all of the reports and the comments from the team’s front office, the calendar is pushing towards the end of July and yet there hasn’t been an official confirmation regarding Sobotka’s status. What’s the hold up? Here’s where we left off: Army on Sobotka...
Via Frozen Notes
July 23, 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

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

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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