Blues' Sobotka Picks Up Assist: Vladimir Sobotka got an assist on the only goal of the game as the Blues shutout the Predators 1-0 Tuesday. (Updated 4/10/13)
No information available at this time (Updated 5/18/13).
Vladimir Sobotka is really a role player in St. Louis as he spends a lot of time shadowing the other team's top wingers and killing penalties. He does make the most of his opportunities when he gets them. He is a better real hockey player than a fantasy player. (Updated 4/10/13).
05/07/2013 01:04 Kings rediscover offense, rally past Blues, tie series at 2
Anze Kopitar tied it with 12:46 to play, Justin Williams tipped home the go-ahead goal 76 seconds later, and the Los Angeles Kings evened their first-round series with the St. Louis Blues with a 4-3 victory Monday night.
04/23/2013 23:31 Blues win, secure playoff spot
Chris Stewart reached career milestones of 100 goals and 100 assists and the St. Louis Blues clinched a playoff berth with two games to spare, beating the Colorado Avalanche 3-1 on Tuesday night.
Vladimir 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). (Updated 8/14/12)