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ST. LOUIS – St. Louis Blues President of Hockey Operations and General Manager Doug Armstrong announced today that forward Vladimir Sobotka has been awarded a one-year contract through arbitration.
Sobotka will play the for Avangard Omsk in the KHL for the 2014-15 season. The terms of his arbitration contract will be enforced when Sobotka returns to the NHL.
“We are looking forward to having Vladimir in a Blues uniform when he returns to the NHL,” said Armstrong. “We wish him the best of luck in the upcoming season.”
from Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch,
On July 6, one day after Sobotka chose not to file for arbitration, the Blues did, “hoping to expedite the process,” Armstrong said.
Meanwhile, Sobotka had switched agents again, leaving a frustrated Bartlett. He hired Petr Svoboda, the former NHL player, of Sports Associates International.
With the KHL being a legitimate option, Svoboda and Armstrong began negotiations.
“He started at $2.4 million (for one season) and he came up to $2.7 million, so he gave me his best number,” Svoboda said. “We were at one year, $3 million. So basically it was over $300,000. There was no room for negotiation. It was one year at $2.7 (million) — take it.”
Armstrong acknowledged that $2.7 million was the Blues’ last offer for one year, because the team would be unwilling to pay more knowing that Sobotka would then be an unrestricted free agent next summer, but added that a two-year proposal paying $3 million per season was also on the table.
Sobotka, who averaged $1.3 million the last three years, was not interested. Being UFA eligible in 2015, his camp believed that he was worth more than $3 million in Year 2.
The St. Louis Blues have lost Vladimir Sobotka to the KHL.
TSN Hockey Insider Pierre LeBrun of ESPN.com is reporting Sobotka has signed with Omsk of the KHL.
Sobotka had nine goals and 33 points in 61 games for the Blues last season. The 27-year-old has 35 goals and 123 points in 381 career NHL games, spent split between the Blues and Boston Bruins.
Sobotka was a restricted free agent.
ST. LOUIS – St. Louis Blues President of Hockey Operations and General Manager Doug Armstrong announced today the club has placed forward Vladimir Sobotka on injured reserve with a left leg injury. Sobotka, who was recently named to the Czech Republic’s roster, will miss the 2014 Winter Olympics and be re-evaluated in four weeks.
Sobotka, 26, has dressed in 46 games, posting 25 points (seven goals, 18 assists) and 46 penalty minutes while leading the National Hockey League (NHL) with a 60.9% success rate on faceoffs this season.
The 5’11, 200-pound forward is currently in his seventh NHL season and fourth with the Blues. Overall, he has accumulated 115 points (33 goals, 82 assists) and 256 penalty minutes in 366 career regular season games.
ST. LOUIS – St. Louis Blues Executive Vice President and General Manager Doug Armstrong announced today the club has re-signed forward Vladimir Sobotka to a three-year contract extension.
“Vlady is a hard-nosed two-way player that filled many roles for us last season,” said Armstrong. “His work ethic is an excellent representation of our organization.”
Sobotka, 23, completed his fourth NHL season and first with the Blues in 2010-11 setting career highs in games played (65), points (29), goals (7), assists (22) and penalty minutes (69). The 5’10”, 190-pound forward has appeared in 199 games during his four-year NHL career accumulating 51 points including 13 goals and 38 assists to go along with 133 penalty minutes.
added 1:36pm, via Jeremy Rutherford tweet,
Sobotka extension is $3.9 million total. He will make $1.2, $1.3, $1.4 over the next three years.