Sobotka is leaving the NHL after signing a three-year deal worth $12 million with Avangard Omsk of the KHL.
Blues GM Doug Armstrong said today that they had offered Sobotka deals between one and five years at north of $3 million per season. Sobotka heads to the KHL for more money, but he is able opt out of his contract after any given season with the Blues retaining his rights should he decide to return to the NHL.
Sobotka (lower-body) will not play Friday.
When the Blues take on the Stars tonight, they will be without six of their regular forwards. Sobotka suffered a lower-body injury on Thursday and is listed as day-to-day.
Sobotka (lower-body) is back in the Blues lineup Thursday.
Sobotka has missed the last 12 games with a lower-body injury that is believed to have been related to his knee. He will be back tonight vs. the Oilers and centre the second line with Vlad Tarasenko and TJ Oshie on his wings. His 25 points (7G/11A) ranks 11th on the Blues and his plus-17 is good for fifth on the squad.
Source: Lou Korac 03/13/14, 8:35 am EST
Sobotka (lower-body) could return to the Blues lineup on Thursday.
Sobotka skated for the second straight day on Wednesday and is looking to be back in game action tomorrow vs. Edmonton. Sobotka has missed the last 12 games with a lower-body injury he suffered in late January. He has seven goals and 18 assists (25 points) with a plus-17 rating in 46 games this season.
Source: Lou Korac 03/12/14, 12:24 pm EST
Sobotka (lower-body) is skating with the Blues this morning.
Sobotka has not played since January 31 and will miss his 12th straight game tonight. Today's practice marks the first time he has skated with the team since getting hurt, so this is a strong step in the right direction for Sobotka. Consider him day-to-day.
Source: Lou Korac 03/11/14, 8:05 am EST
Sobotka (lower-body) is expected to resume skating this week.
Sobotka has missed the last seven games with a lower-body injury. Blues head coach Ken Hitchcock says he hopes that Sobotka will only miss four or five more games. Expect him back next week, likely Tuesday vs. Dallas or Thursday against the Oilers.
Sobotka will not play tonight due to a lower-body injury.
Ryan Reaves will slide into the lineup with Sobotka out, expect Chris Stewart to move up into Sobotka's spot on the third line. Sobotka is listed as day-to-day.
Source: Lou Korac 02/1/14, 8:21 am EST
Sobotka missed practice this morning with the flu, but is expected to play tonight.
Sobotka has been on fire lately, he has two goals and seven assists (nine points) in his last seven contests. Monitor his status in pre-game warmups.
Sobotka (upper-body) will return to the Blues lineup tonight vs. Chicago.
Sobotka missed the last five games with an upper-body injury that he suffered on December 14 vs. Columbus. This is positive news for the Blues, but they found out today that leading scorer Alex Steen is out indefinitely. Sobotka will skate with Patrik Berglund and Vladimir Tarasenko.
Source: Lou Korac 12/28/13, 7:50 am EST
Sobotka (upper-body) is on the ice for the Blues morning skate.
Sobotka is rotating in and out of the line-rushes this morning which suggests that there is a chance that he retunes to the Blues' lineup this evening. He has missed the last two games.
Source: Lou Korac 12/19/13, 6:49 am EST
Vladimir Sobotka missed the Ottawa game with an upper body injury and his availability for tonight remains uncertain.
The Blues did not hold a morning skate because of the back-to-back, so we will likely have to wait until 6 p.m EST when they arrive at the rink to see if Sobotka will play.
Sobotka (upper-body) is not skating this morning and is likely out tonight vs. Ottawa.
Sobotka left Saturday's games after he suffered an upper-body injury and did not return. Sobotka played just 9:25 before retiring to the dressing room for the remainder of the night. He has recorded two goals and four assists in his last 10 games.
#stlblues lineup: 9-17-25
Sobotka gets bumped up a line. He scored five goals and 20 points in 72 games.
Extras: 9 17 36 75.
Sobotka will be a healthy scratch tomorrow. He scored five goals and 20 points in 71 games.
Source: Lou Korac 04/5/12, 10:01 am EST
Today's lines: 17-44-15
Sobotka moves back onto the Arnott/Langenbrunner line. The gritty and versatile forward has five goals and 20 points on the season.
Source: Lou Korac 03/30/12, 9:46 am EST
With Arnott out, versatile Vladimir Sobotka will move to center.
Sobotka gets more responsibility by moving to forward. Through 62 games, he scored five goals and 20 points.
Arnott centering Sobotka & Langenbrunner.
Sobotka moves from the top line to the third line. He has five goals and 20 points in 61 games.
Source: Lou Korac 03/13/12, 8:47 am EST
#Stlblues lineup this morning 17-42-74
Sobotka moves up to the top line for tonight's game. Through 56 games, he scored four goals and 18 points.
Vladimir Sobotka-Jason Arnott-Chris Porter
Sobotka moves down a line for tonight's game. The gritty forward has four goals and 18 points on the season.
Sobotka moves up with Backes-Oshie;
Sobotka moves up to the top line for tonight's game. Through 50 games he scored three goals and 17 points.
Source: Lou Korac 02/21/12, 9:51 am EST