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Vladimir Sabotka is making his return from a left leg injury tonight against the Edmonton Oilers. Sabotka has been sidelined for the past 12 games after sustaining the injury, which also kept him out of the Olympics in Sochi where he was to represent the Czech Republic . Doug Armstrong, the President of Hockey Operations and General Manager for the Blues, made the announcement earlier today activating Sabotka from injured reserved.

 Sabotka leads the NHL in face off success rate at 60.9 percent. This is Sabotka’s fourth season with the Blues and he has a total of 33 goals, 82 assists (115 points) and 256 penalty minutes in 366 career regular seasons games.

Melissa White started playing ice hockey when she was only six years old. She spent her youth playing hockey in Seattle, Washington. She played with the boys until she was old enough to make the switch to a competitive girl's under 19 hockey team at the age of 12. Melissa played NCAA Division III college hockey in Buffalo, New York, for the Buffalo State Bengals. She was named Rookie of the Year and voted Assistant Captain during her junior season. Presently, Melissa manages and coaches a U-19 girl's team and an ACHA men's college team. Her favorite teams are the St. Louis Blues and the New Jersey Devils. She fell in love with the Devils on her sixth birthday when she received an autographed Martin Brodeur puck from her parents. Melissa is also attending Bradley University and pursuing a degree in Sports Communication.


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