Sobotka Placed on IR with Leg Injury

Blues forward was injured late Jan. 31 and will be re-evaluated in four weeks

Saturday, 02.01.2014 / 4:06 PM St. Louis Blues

ST. LOUIS – St. Louis Blues President of Hockey Operations and General Manager Doug Armstrong announced Saturday 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-foot-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.

The Trebic native was originally acquired by the Blues via trade with Boston on June 26, 2010.

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