Sobotka (knee) agreed to terms on a short-term deal with NLA team SCRJ Lakers on Friday. Sobotka's deal is just a one-month, injury-replacement contract which will allow him to play for the team. The Czech native will still be eligible to sign with an NHL club now that free agency has opened up. The center missed most of the 2020-21 campaign due to a knee injury, so the market for him could certainly be limited. This deal will allow Sobtoka to show NHL teams he is fully fit.
With the Sabres being one of seven NHL teams that won't be part of the playoffs, Sobotka (knee) has played his last game of 2019-20 and will soon become an unrestricted free agent, Lance Lysowski of The Buffalo News reports. The bottom liner only played in 16 games this season, logging there points and a plus-2 rating before a knee injury ended his season in November. The Sabres like what he brings to the penalty kill and re-signing him probably wouldn't prove costly, though the team is heavy on utility-type guys and at some point will have to pick and choose between a few of them in an effort to pick up some scoring elsewhere. Sobotka's career high in points is 33, achieved back in 2013-14 with the Blues.
Sobotka (knee) is expected to miss the rest of the 2019-20 campaign, Mike Harrington of The Buffalo News reports. Sobotka was previously ruled out indefinitely but this latest news sets a clearer timeline for the center's recovery. In 16 contests prior to getting hurt, the 32-year-old notched one goal, two assists and 23 shots while averaging 14:16 of ice time. With his contract expiring at the end of the year, it's possible Sobotka has played his last game as a member of the Sabres.
Sobotka (knee) underwent successful surgery Tuesday and will be out indefinitely. Sobotka has already been sidelined since Nov. 8, and there's no timetable for his return at this time. He had one goal and two assists in 16 games prior to getting injured.
Sobotka (knee) has been placed on injured reserve, per the NHL's official media site. Sobotka will be sidelined for 4-6 weeks due to a knee injury, so this move was expected. The 32-year-old pivot's absence will test the Sabres' depth up front, but it won't impact any fantasy lineups, as he's only totaled 16 points in 85 games over the past two campaigns.
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