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Vladimir Sobotka

27-Year-Old Center – St. Louis Blues

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In one of the offseason’s more surprising moves, Sobotka chose to leave the Blues for Avangard Omsk of the KHL. Sobotka agreed to a three-year, $12-million contract, a sum that was reportedly only marginally larger than what the forward would have netted annually had he elec...

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SHOOTS: Left   HT: 5' 10"   WT: 197   DOB: 7/2/1987   BORN: Trebic, Czechoslovakia   DRAFTED: 4th Rd, #106 Overall in 2005  

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Vladimir Sobotka Contract Information:

Signed a three-year, $12 million contract with Avangard Omsk of the KHL in July 2014.

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Sobotka was awarded a one-year deal with the Blues on Monday, which will take effect if he returns from the KHL, NHL.com's Dan Rosen reports.

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Season Age League Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM SOG SH% GWG SHG TOI/G G A Pts TOI/G Hits BS
2007-08 20 48 1 6 7 1 24 40 2.5 1 0 0 0 0
2008-09 21 25 1 4 5 -10 10 19 5.3 0 0 10:33 0 0 0 0:04 48 7
2009-10 22 61 4 6 10 -7 30 67 6.0 0 0 11:06 0 0 0 0:13 136 21
2010-11 23 NHL STL 65 7 22 29 -4 69 75 9.3 0 1 16:11 1 4 5 0:51 137 37
2011-12 24 NHL STL 73 5 15 20 12 42 117 4.3 1 1 15:51 0 1 1 0:39 152 29
2012-13 25 NHL STL 48 8 11 19 -4 35 69 11.6 2 0 15:27 1 3 4 0:46 98 16
2013-14 26 NHL STL 61 9 24 33 14 72 102 8.8 1 0 16:45 1 6 7 1:56 110 28
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2012-13 15:27 0:46
2013-14 16:45 1:56

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Vladimir Sobotka: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Sobotka agreed to a three-year, $12 million contract with the KHL's Avangard Omsk on Thursday, Roman Jedlicka of the TV Nova Sport reports.

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Sobotka suffered an undisclosed injury Thursday while playing for the Czech Republic in the 2014 IIHF World Championship, NHL.com's Lou Korac reports.

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Sobotka (lower body) picked up two assists in Saturday's Game 2 win over Chicago.

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Coach Ken Hitchcock confirmed Sobotka (lower body) would play in Thursday's Game 1 against the Blackhawks, Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

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Sobotka (lower body) is expected to play in Thursday's Game 1 against the Blackhawks, Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

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Sobotka (undisclosed) will miss Sunday's regular-season finale for the Blues.

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Sobotka will not play Friday due to an unspecified injury, Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

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Sobotka was a beast in his return from injury, recording a goal, two assists, a plus-three rating and 12 PIMs in Thursday's 6-2 beatdown of the Oilers.

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Sobotka (knee) will be activated from injured reserve and play Thursday vs. the Oilers, NHL.com's Lou Korac reports.

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Sobotka (knee) skated with the team Wednesday, Lou Korac of NHL.com reports.

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Sobotka (knee) took part in Tuesday's morning skate but will not play against the Stars, NHL.com's Lou Korac reports.

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Sobotka (knee) joined the Blues for their optional practice Wednesday, NHL.com's Lou Korac reports.

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2014-15

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2013-14

Sobotka is an important piece for the Blues because of his energy and above-average two-way play. The diminutive forward gets time on the power-play and the penalty kill, but his value in fantasy circles is another story. His real world skills don't overcome the fantasy numbers of only 90 points over the last six seasons. Unless he has a spike in offensive numbers, Sobotka is not someone that can help your team in any one category.

2012-13

Sobotka became a favorite of head coach Ken Hitchcock, largely because of the flexibility he provides. He plays both center and wing, though Hitchcock prefers he play out on the wing. St. Louis is a bit thin at center, so we could see him return there. He was a good faceoff guy last year, winning 56.1 percent, which was second on the team among the players that lined up for more than 200 draws. Because of injuries the past two years, Sobotka has had some time on scoring lines, though it hasn't translated to a full-time top-six role. He's been effective as a role player and should get ample playing time on the third line. He plays both ends of the ice, is tenacious on the forecheck and doesn't mind throwing his body around (152 hits, fourth on team).

2011-12

Sobotka found himself playing more minutes than was expected of a projected fourth-line center at the start of the season. Injuries moved him up to a top-6 forward at times, but the Blues have added more depth at forward offseason, so he’ll assume a role similar to what he had to open the 2010-11 season. He does have some ability as a passer and face off guy, and plays with a bit of recklessness, finishing second on the team with 137 hits.

2010-11

Sobotka played a career-high 61 games for Boston in 2009-10 before the offseason trade that landed him in St. Louis. There's less of a crowd for playing time with the Blues, who have been trolling the bargain bins for forwards this offseason. He has some offensive skills and can play on the wing, perhaps has high as the third line if the Blues are looking for a little more panache. He'll be part of the third/fourth line rotation at the wing, along with Brad Winchester, Matt D'Agostini and B.J. Crombeen.

2009-10

Sobotka is probably not going to be a fantasy factor unless injuries hit the B's forward corps hard, but he's probably ready to spend all or most of the season with the big club, after spending a majority of his time last year with AHL Providence. His best shot to make an impact out of the gate could come if David Krejci (hip surgery) is forced to miss some time early on.

2008-09

Sobotka came on late in the season and certainly has the ability to improve on his numbers (1-6-7, 24 PIMs in 48 games) this season. He could carve a role as the B's No. 3 center, a role that suits his ability as an agitator/forechecker.