Sobotka scored a third-period goal during Wednesday's Game 1 loss to Nashville. The tally tied the game at 3-3 midway through the final stanza and completed St. Louis' comeback from a 3-1 deficit. It wasn't enough to grab the series lead, but Sobotka continues to show he's a capable contributor at the highest level. He's registered two goals and two assists through six playoff games and is worth a look as a low-priced flier in upcoming daily contests.
Sobotka posted a goal with a plus-1 rating in Game 1 against the Wild on Wednesday. Sobotka scored a goal in his return to NHL ice for the regular-season finale Sunday, and he kept it going here. The team just brought him back from Russia after a drawn-out contract dispute, and he's already making that look like a good call. Sobotka's presence gives the Blues another sniper for what they hope is a deep postseason run.
Sobotka scored a goal in Sunday's 3-2 win against the Avalanche. Sobotka is back after a lengthy contract dispute and playing regularly for Avangard Omsk of the KHL over the past three seasons. The Blues brought him back to the NHL on a three-year deal and he lit the lamp in his first game. Opponents can't be happy to see the Blues loading up with another offensive weapon just in time for the postseason.
Sobotka went through the morning skate Saturday, but he was not in the lineup against the Hurricanes, NHL Network's Darren Pang reports. Sobotka ended his contract standoff with the Blues. He is likely to be eased into action, and could be a surprise fantasy sleeper for postseason pools. The good news is that he doesn't have a lot of rust after playing regularly for Omsk Avangard of the KHL.
Sobotka will join the Blues in Carolina for Saturday's game against the Hurricanes to fulfill his one-year obligation to the club, and he's also signed a three-year, $10.5 million contract extension with St. Louis that will begin with the 2017-18 season. Sobotka has spent the last three seasons with Omsk Avangard of the KHL while in the midst of a drawn-out contract dispute with the Blues. The 29-year-old pivot was highly productive during his three seasons in Russia's premier professional hockey league, racking up 102 points in 138 regular-season games while adding 14 points in 18 postseason contests. The Russian forward will likely be eased into action during the final two regular-season games, but he could move into a top-six role as soon as postseason play gets underway. It's likely too late for fantasy owners to jump on the Sobotka bandwagon for the 2016-17 campaign, but he's a name to keep an eye on for the 2017-18 season.
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