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.

View 2015 Stanley Cup Odds

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.

Bet 2015 Stanley Cup Odds

Want More From TheSpread.com? Follow us on Twitter and Facebook or Subscribe to Our News Feeds!

NHL Top Stories

Thumbnail 2018 Stanley Cup Finals Odds Following back-to-back titles, are the Penguins favored to repeat as 2018 Stanley Cup champions as well?
Thumbnail Penguins vs. Predators Game 6 Pick Can the Pittsburgh Penguins claim the Stanley Cup tonight when they go on the road to face the Nashville Predators in Game 6...
Thumbnail Predators vs. Penguins Game 5 Pick Which team will take the crucial Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final tonight as the Pittsburgh Penguins host the Nashville Predators tonight at 8PM...
Thumbnail Stanley Cup Finals Game 4 Pick Can the Nashville Predators even up the Stanley Cup Finals when they take on the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 4...
Thumbnail Stanley Cup Final Game 3 Pick With the series on the move, can the Nashville Predators get on the board in the Stanley Cup Final when they take on the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 3...

NHL Headlines

NHL Team Pages