Sobotka Placed on Injured Reserve

St. Louis Blues President of Hockey Operations and General Manager Doug Armstrong announced Friday the club has placed forward Vladimir Sobotka on injured reserve with an upper-body injury. Sobotka has missed three games and did not travel on the team's two-game road trip to Edmonton and Calgary. The 26-year-old has appeared in 31 games this season, posting 15 points (five goals and 10 assists) to go along with a league-leading 61.8% win rate on faceoffs. For his career, the 5-foot-11, 200-pound forward has totaled 105 points (31 goals, 74 assists) and 246 penalty minutes in 351 games. The Trebic, Czech Republic native was originally acquired by the Blues from Boston in exchange for David Warsofsky on June 26, 2010.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

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The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Gus Kleekamp with the Washington Post 218 Junior American Legion Baseball Team. Gus pitches, plays shortstop and bats third on the Junior Legion team that won the state championship in Blue Springs over the weekend. He posted the save in a 4-3 win over Festus in the title game. His batting average is .400 with 47-rbi and 47 runs scored. As a pitcher, he's 5-0 with an ERA of 1.631 and a WHIP of .961.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

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SPORTS CORNER

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Missouri will begin the college football season ranked in the top-25. The Tigers are 23rd in the preseason Coaches' Poll. Defending champion Ohio State is number-one, followed by TCU and Alabama. Mizzou opens the season September 5th at home against Southeast Missouri State.