Vladimir Sobotka isn't the only Blue named Vladimir taking a foreign league by storm. Blues prospect Vladimir Tarasenko, selected 16th overall in 2010, had spent a portion of last year with SKA St. Petersburg. He had some words with the coach regarding playing time, and was geared up to start the season with the Blues this year. The lockout's seen him return to SKA, and it doesn't look like he'll be worrying about playing time any time soon.
Blues Russian prospect Vladimir Tarasenko had 2 goals today in SKA St. Pete's 5-2 win over Ak Bars#stlblues— Norm Sanders (@NormSanders) October 1, 2012
Yeah, I think that playing time is no longer a problem at all.