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Vladimir Sobotka | Winger | #71

Team: St Louis Blues
Age / DOB:  (30) / 7/2/1987
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 184
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 4 (106) / BOS
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Vladimir Sobotka is playing alongside Paul Stastny and Vladimir Tarasenko on Sunday night.
The Blues moved Dmitrij Jaskin up to a combination with Brayden Schenn and Alexander Steen because of an injury to Jaden Schwartz. Dec 10 - 8:29 PM

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Vladimir Sobotka earned a pair of assists in Thursday's 3-0 win over Dallas.

Soboka hasn't scored since Nov. 18, but he has chipped in five helpers in his last six outings. He has generated 17 points in 29 contests this campaign.
Dec 8 - 11:35 AM

Vladimir Sobotka registered an assist in the Blues' 2-1 overtime loss to Minnesota on Saturday.

Sobotka has only been held off the scoresheet once in his last four games. He has five goals and 15 points in 27 contests in 2017-18.
Dec 3 - 10:31 AM

Vladimir Sobotka likes to be a playmaker more than a goal scorer, but he has two goals in his last two contests.

Sobotka has scored a goal in each of his last two outings after he got an empty-netter on Monday night. "(The coaches) want me to shoot more, and I'm working on it every day I would say," he said. "I'm trying to focus more on shooting the puck a little more right now. But most of the time I'm passing the puck." He has generated two markers and nine points in 13 games this season. Sobotka has also racked up 14 penalty minutes and 21 hits.
Nov 1 - 11:41 AM

Vladimir Sobotka is slated to play with Paul Stastny and Vladimir Tarasenko.

The Blues have practiced with that combination for the past two days. Brayden Schenn is projected to play between Jaden Schwartz and Dmitrij Jaskin. Barring a change at the morning skate, this will probably be what the Blues' top-two lines look like on Wednesday night against Pittsburgh.
Oct 4 - 9:49 AM

Vladimir Sobotka has joined the Czech Republic for the World Hockey Championship tournament.

He agreed to a three-year extension with the Blues on April 6 after spending three seasons with Omsk Avangard of the KHL. He made an immediate impact with St. Louis, scoring in his only regular season appearance and adding six points in 11 playoff matches.
May 10 - 12:32 PM

Vladimir Sobotka was moved to a line with Alexander Steen and Paul Stastny in Game 3 versus Nashville.

He helped set up a goal by Steen after the change. "Obviously everyone knows what I think of 'Stas' and with 'Sobi,' the same thing ... since he came back, he's a treat to play with," Steen said. "He's competitive, he's smart, he's in the right position on the ice, he backs you up when you need him, he's a hungry player. If that's the line, that's the line. But I'm sure throughout the course of this series, we'll be moving things around a little bit depending on home ice and what the game looks like." Sobotka has two goals and three helpers in eight playoff games.
May 1 - 5:13 PM

Vladimir Sobotka scored a goal in Wednesday's 4-3 loss to the Nashville Predators.

Game 1 of the series didn't go according to plan for St. Louis. They were trailing 1-0 early in the second period when Predators forward Kevin Fiala had to be stretchered off the ice. The injury caused a lengthy delay, and once the game resumed, it took Nashville just a few seconds to add to their lead. The Blues trailed 3-1 heading into the third frame, but thanks to goals by Jaden Schwartz and Sobotka, they were able to tie it up at three. Unfortunately for St. Louis, Preds forward Vernon Fiddler scored the game-winning goal late in the third. Sobotka now has two goals and two assists in six postseason games for the Blues. They'll look to even up the series at home on Friday night.
Apr 26 - 11:12 PM

Vladimir Sobotka recorded an assist in St. Louis' 4-3 overtime win against Minnesota in Game 5 on Saturday.

Sobotka finished the first round series with a goal and three points in five games. He played for the Blues on April 9 for the first time in roughly three years because he was with the KHL's Omsk Avangard. He had nine goals and 30 points in 41 KHL contests this season.
Apr 23 - 10:47 AM

Vladimir Sobotka potted a goal in Wednesday's 2-1 OT win over Minnesota.

He opened the scoring in Game 1 at the 6:21 mark of the second period and the Blues didn't score again until 17:48 of the first overtime. Sobotka, who scored in Sunday's regular-season finale, has two goals in two games with St. Louis since returning to the team from the KHL.
Apr 13 - 11:05 AM

Vladimir Sobotka scored in his first game back with the Blues in Sunday's 3-2 win over the Avalanche.

The 29-year-old Sobotka made his presence felt right off the bat with his old team. He could be a sneaky playoff pool pick if you believe in St. Louis this spring.
Apr 10 - 12:02 AM

Vladimir Sobotka will make his long-awaited return to the Blues lineup on Sunday.

It's been three years since he last dressed for the Blues, and he's expected to skate to the left of Jori Lehtera and Magnus Paajarvi. He has 29 goals and 101 points in 247 career games with St. Louis.
Apr 9 - 4:58 PM

Vladimir Sobotka may have taken part of the morning skate, but he won't play Saturday against the Hurricanes.

For what it's worth, he skated with Alexander Steen and Magnus Paajarvi. We shall see if he plays in Sunday's finale against Colorado.
Apr 8 - 2:42 PM

Vladimir Sobotka is happy to be back with the St. Louis Blues.

The Blues forward has spent the last three seasons with Omsk in the KHL. "It’s finally over," Sobotka said. "I was really tired to read stuff about me where I’m going to play next year. It’s been going on too long and I’m happy that it’s over now and everything is fine." The 29-year-old had nine goals and 21 assists in 41 KHL games this season. He'll suit up in at least one of St. Louis' final two games this weekend.
Apr 8 - 11:14 AM

Vladimir Sobotka has signed a three-year, $10.5 million contract with the St. Louis Blues.

Sobotka's contract will start with the 2017-18 campaign, but he's able to join the Blues immediately. That's because what's left of the 2016-17 campaign will count as the arbitrator awarded one-year, $2.725 million deal he was given for the 2014-15 season, which was then carried over to whenever he would return to the NHL. He's coming back to the NHL after three campaigns with the KHL's Omsk Avangard. He had nine goals and 30 points in 41 KHL contests in 2016-17. In his last campaign with St. Louis, he had nine goals and 33 points in 61 games in 2013-14.
Apr 6 - 6:32 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Paul Stastny
2Brayden Schenn
3Oskar Sundqvist
4Kyle Brodziak
5Ivan Barbashev
6Patrik Berglund
LW1Jaden Schwartz
2Vladimir Sobotka
3Magnus Paajarvi
4Robby Fabbri
5Zach Sanford
6Sammy Blais
RW1Vladimir Tarasenko
2Alexander Steen
3Dmitrij Jaskin
4Chris Thorburn
D1Alex Pietrangelo
2Colton Parayko
3Joel Edmundson
4Carl Gunnarsson
5Robert Bortuzzo
6Vince Dunn
7Jay Bouwmeester
G1Jake Allen
2Carter Hutton
3Ville Husso