National Hockey League

Blues place F Sobotka on IR

St. Louis, MO (SportsNetwork.com) - The St. Louis Blues placed forward Vladimir Sobotka on injured reserve with a left leg injury.

He suffered the injury late in the third period of Friday's 3-1 loss to Carolina after crashing into the boards.

The 26-year-old was slated to represent the Czech Republic in the Olympics, but will now miss the Games and be re-evaluated in four weeks.

Sobotka has posted seven goals and 18 assists in 46 games this season for the Blues.

02/01 17:49:03 ET

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