Report: Czech forward Sobotka hospitalized with possible clavicle fracture (Updated)

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Czech Republic forward Vladimir Sobotka has reportedly been hospitalized with a clavicle injury, perhaps even a fracture, according to Sergey Demidov, an correspondent based out of Russia.

The injury is said to have occurred during Thursday’s World Cup exhibition game between the Czech Republic and Russia.

There has been no further injury update provided as of right now.

Sobotka has spent the last two seasons in the KHL, with Omsk Avangard. However, there has been talk this summer that Sobotka could perhaps return to the NHL and the St. Louis Blues.

Sobotka joined the Blues in 2010, after beginning his NHL career with the Boston Bruins.

Updated: As per Tom Gulitti of, Czech head coach Josef Jandac said the injury to Sobotka is not serious, and he might play in Saturday’s pre-tournament game versus Russia.