Vladimir Sobotka
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2 months ago

Sobotka has returned to Russia on Wednesday in order to play for KHL Avangard Omsk, Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

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Vladimir Sobotka
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2 months ago

Sobotka will not rejoin the Blues after all, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

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Vladimir Sobotka
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3 months ago

Sobotka said he is not feeling optimistic about his chances of returning to the Blues this season, Stephen Whyno of the AP reports.

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Vladimir Sobotka
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3 months ago

Sobotka (collarbone) will miss Saturday's World Cup of Hockey exhibition against Russia, Tom Gulitti of NHL.com reports.

Vladimir Sobotka
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3 months ago

Sobotka left Thursday's World Cup exhibition match with a clavicle injury, but Czech coach Josef Jandac said the forward may be able to play against Prague on Saturday, Tom Gulitti of NHL.com reports.

Vladimir Sobotka
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3 months ago

Sobotka left Thursday's World Cup expedition match against Russia with an apparent clavicle injury, Sergey Demidov of NHL.com reports.

Vladimir Sobotka
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3 months ago

Sobotka will be heading to Toronto to represent the Czech Republic in the World Cup of Hockey, Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. After the tournament, Sobotka is expected to return to the NHL as a member of the Blues this season, following two years in Russia's Kontinental Hockey League.

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Vladimir Sobotka
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5 months ago

Sobotka is expected to return to the NHL after spending the last two seasons playing for Omsk Avangard in Russia, ESPN's Pierre LeBrun reports.

Vladimir Sobotka
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1 year ago

Sobotka has decided to remain with KHL Avangard Omsk for the 2015-16 season rather than return to the Blues, Yahoo! Sports reports.

After the Blues awarded him a one-year, $2.7 million contract following an arbitration hearing, a disappointed Sobotka surprisingly chose to bolt for the KHL, where Omsk was able to offer him a more lucrative and tax-free three-year, $12 million deal. Though Sobotka would likely prefer to play in the world's top league, the financial security offered by the KHL club was too tempting to ignore. He'll have an out clause for the final year of his contract next summer that would allow him to rejoin the Blues, but he'd once again have to accept the one-year, $2.7 million offer before becoming eligible for free agency.

Vladimir Sobotka
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2 years ago

Blues GM Doug Armstrong said that the team should know by the end of May whether or not Sobotka will rejoin the Blues next season or remain in the KHL, Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

After failing to find common ground on a contract with the Blues last summer, Sobotka bolted for Russia, where he received a lucrative three-year deal with the KHL's Avangard Omsk worth around $12 million. Playing a feature role for the squad, Sobotka tallied 38 points in 53 games, but could be hungry for a return to the brighter lights of the NHL. Though his contract with Avangard Omsk contains an out clause, Sobotka would likely have to be willing to accept a downgrade in pay, as he would owe the Blues one season at a $2.7 million salary due to a previous arbitration ruling.