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Vladimir Sobotka | Center

Team: St Louis Blues
Age / DOB:  (26) / 7/2/1987
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 197
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Vladimir Sobotka (lower body) will be in the lineup for Game 1 on Thursday night.
He'll center St. Louis' second line against Chicago with Vladimir Tarasenko and Jaden Schwartz as his wingers. Sobotka sat out two games to end the regular season with a lower-body injury. Apr 17 - 1:47 PM

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Vladimir Sobotka is slated to be available for Game 1 of the Blues' first-round series versus Chicago.

He missed the final two games of the regular season with a lower-body injury. We should know more about his status when the Blues get back to practicing.
Apr 14 - 6:16 PM

Vladimir Sobotka has sustained an undisclosed injury.

Sobotka is one of several Blues players being held out of Friday's game as they prepare for the playoffs. He has 33 points and 72 penalty minutes in 61 games in 2013-14.
Apr 11 - 1:17 PM

Vladimir Sobotka collected his ninth goal of the season on Sunday.

It was his first marker since he scored in his return to the lineup from a knee fracture back on Mar. 13. Sobotka had three assists during his 11-game goalless stretch. He also won the faceoff which led to St. Louis' other goal in Sunday's 4-2 loss to Chicago. Sobotka has 32 points in 59 games this campaign.
Apr 7 - 1:43 PM

Vladimir Sobotka generated a goal and two assists in his return to the lineup on Thursday night.

"He's a smart player," coach Ken Hitchcock said. "He controlled the middle of the ice. He had good tempo to his game. It's pretty impressive for a guy who has missed six weeks and hasn’t had a full practice with the team." He skated with T.J. Oshie and Vladimir Tarasenko in a 6-2 victory over Edmonton. Sobotka also had 12 minutes in penalties and a plus-3 rating in the contest.
Mar 14 - 10:40 AM

Vladimir Sobotka will return to the lineup from a knee fracture on Thursday night.

He skated between T.J. Oshie and Vladimir Tarasenko during the morning session. Sobotka said he was cleared to resume playing again on Monday.
Mar 13 - 12:50 PM

Vladimir Sobotka (knee) participated in Wednesday's optional skate.

Sobotka might be able to rejoin the Blues' lineup on Thursday. He's been sidelined since Jan. 31. This was shaping up to be arguably his best season after he scored seven goals and 25 points in 46 games.
Mar 12 - 6:29 PM

Vladimir Sobotka (knee) is feeling much better and he might be cleared to resume skating with his teammates as early as Monday.

"It feels great," Sobotka said. "I just want to know how it's going to feel when I try to skate. (Morrow) had the same kind of injury and he said I’'l be surprised on the ice that I'm not going to feel it. It's more painful walking than skating, he said, so we'll see." Coach Ken Hitchcock thinks Sobotka could miss four or five more games even if he starts skating again this week.
Mar 3 - 2:27 PM

Vladimir Sobotka (knee) isn't close to returning.

"Sobi, I think, is starting to get active again," said Blues associate head coach Brad Shaw, referring to Sobotka. "I believe he is going to try skating at some point this week, but that would be fairly light." Sobotka has been out since Jan. 31. He has seven goals and 25 points in 46 games in 2013-14.
Feb 25 - 1:27 PM

Vladimir Sobotka (knee) didn't skate Thursday when the Blues returned to practice.

He suffered a broken knee on Jan. 31, which cost him his chance to play in the Winter Olympics with the Czech Republic. Sobotka is hopeful that he'll be back on the ice early next week because his knee cap is not displaced.
Feb 21 - 9:42 AM

Vladimir Sobotka has a left leg injury that will sideline him for the Sochi Olympics.

He has been placed on injured reserve and will be re-evaluated in four weeks, so he won't be able to represent the Czech Republic at the Winter Games. Sobotka has seven goals and 25 points in 46 games this season.
Feb 1 - 5:36 PM

Vladimir Sobotka won't play Saturday after he was injured Friday night.

He appeared to hurt his knee when he crashed into the boards awkwardly following an inadvertent trip by Hurricanes defender Justin Faulk. "We'll evaluate him (Sunday) and have a further update," coach Ken Hitchcock said. "So he won't play tonight ... and then we'll let everybody know where he's at (Sunday) after we get a further evaluation." He is considered day-to-day for now.
Feb 1 - 2:54 PM

Vladimir Sobotka (flu) will be healthy enough to play Thursday.

Sobotka missed Tuesday's contest due to the illness. He has 24 points, a plus-14 rating, and 42 penalty minutes in 38 games this season.
Jan 15 - 1:48 PM

Vladimir Sobotka is dealing with the flu.

Sobotka's availability for Tuesday's game is up in the air as a result. His four-game point streak came to an end on Friday.
Jan 14 - 12:33 PM

Vladimir Sobotka produced a goal and an assist in the Blues' 5-0 blanking of Calgary on Thursday.

The Czech Republic Olympian extended his current point streak to four games with his third straight multi-point outing. Sobotka is on pace to shatter his previous career highs in goals, assists and points.
Jan 10 - 10:22 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1David Backes
2Patrik Berglund
3Vladimir Sobotka
4Maxim Lapierre
LW1Alexander Steen
2Jaden Schwartz
3Brenden Morrow
4Steve Ott
5Magnus Paajarvi
RW1T.J. Oshie
2Vladimir Tarasenko
3Derek Roy
4Keith Aucoin
5Dmitrij Jaskin
6Adam Cracknell
7Ryan Reaves
8Chris Porter
D1Alex Pietrangelo
2Kevin Shattenkirk
3Jay Bouwmeester
4Barret Jackman
5Roman Polak
6Jordan Leopold
7Ian Cole
8Carlo Colaiacovo
G1Ryan Miller
2Brian Elliott
3Niklas Lundstrom