Sobotka awarded one-year deal

st. louis blues vladimir sobotka contract 2015 stanley cup odds

LAS VEGAS, NV (The Spread) – Even though he won’t play for the Ken Hitchcock's team in 2014-15, Vladimir Sobotka was awarded a one-year contract with the Blues.

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According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Sobotka was awarded a one-year, $2.725 million contract from an arbitrator on Monday. He’ll play with Avangard Omsk of the Kontinental Hockey League in 2014-15 but the Blues hope that he’ll come back to St. Louis the following season. The team will hold his NHL rights while he’s in the KHL.

"We are looking forward to having Vladimir in a Blues uniform when he returns to the NHL," general manager Doug Armstrong said. "We wish him the best of luck in the upcoming season."

Sobotka is coming off a career year in which he scored nine goals and racked up 33 points in 61 games for the Blues. He also won 61.9 percent of his faceooffs in the NHL and that part of his game was huge for St. Louis. After spending a season with the Blues, he will be eligible to become an unrestricted free agent.

According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, the Blues have 12/1 odds to win the 2015 Stanley Cup. The Blackhawks remain favored to win the Cup at 7/1 while the Bruins and Kings are  both 10/1, respectively. Like the Blues, the Ducks and Penguins are also 12/1, respectively.

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