It´s official. F Martin Erat @washcaps will replace Vladimir Sobotka on the Czech team for Sochi.
Pro Hockey Talk "Vladimir Sobotka landed on injured reserve for the St. Louis Blues with a leg injury that will knock him out of the Olympics. That opens the door for another player to join the Czech Republic roster and it could be Calgary’s Jiri Hudler. Olympic coach Alois Hadamczik told TV NOVA in the Czech..." February 02
St. Louis Post-Dispatch "In addition to a 3-1 loss at Carolina Friday, the Blues left town with what appeared could be a serious injury to Vladimir Sobotka. With 1 minute, 22 seconds left in regulation, Sobotka was hunting down a puck behind the Carolina net and was inadvertently tripped by the stick blade of..." February 01
Roy had the flu. Sobotka tweaked something at end of morning skate so they held him out. Both are going to Dallas. #stlblues
St. Louis Post-Dispatch "In a matter of a minute Monday night, the Blues went from potentially playing catch-up hockey to playing from a position of strength. A deflection by Minnesota’s Zach Parise landed in the back of the Blues’ net just 30 seconds into the game, but was deemed no-goal after a video replay. Then 50..." November 26
CBSSports.com "Vladimir Sobotka's transition from a left wing in Europe to a part-time center for the St. Louis Blues hasn't always gone smoothly. It is starting to pay dividends now. Sobotka continued his recent scoring surge and recorded his first career hat trick as St. Louis rallied from two goals down..." March 09