Vladimir Sobotka injury update
The 2014 Winter Olympics are over, which means we can all now shift our focus back to the NHL. With nine players competing in Sochi, the St. Louis Blues were well represented. Four of those players won medals, which is even better for the team. One player that was chosen to represent his country but couldn’t due to injury was Vladimir Sobotka.
He broke his kneecap against the Carolina Hurricanes on January 31, so the Czech Republic was forced to play without the versatile two-way forward. The Olympic break still came at a good time for Sobotka, since he didn’t miss an entire month of the NHL schedule while rehabbing.
While there’s still no timetable for his return, it seems that the 26-year-old will be able to return to the ice in the near future.
No timetable for return to lineup but Vladimir Sobotka (knee) is expected to begin skating at some point this weekend. #stlblues
— Lou Korac (@lkorac10) February 20, 2014
That’s great news for the team and fans alike. Head coach Ken Hitchcock will likely get one of his best two-way guys back before the playoffs start, while Blues devotees will get to see one of their favorite players back out on the ice before too long.
Great ovation for Vladimir Sobotka, who won’t be able to play in Sochi due to injury. #stlblues
— St. Louis Blues (@StLouisBlues) February 8, 2014
We’ll keep you updated as Sobotka progresses.
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