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Sobotka shows no ill effects from concussion

BOSTON -- After missing one game with a mild concussion, Bruins forward Vladimir Sobotka was back in the lineup against the Calgary Flames on Saturday.

He played a total of 11:53 and showed no ill effects from the head injury he suffered against the Thrashers on Tuesday in Atlanta. He played with grit and was mixing it up on the ice, being a complete pest.

He said prior to the matinee game that he was feeling “great” and was ready to play.

“I think he just wanted to get back to where he was when he last played,” said Bruins coach Claude Julien. “We really thought the last couple of games before he got injured, he was really turning the corner as well and his game was getting better. Tonight he went in there and did the same thing for us. There were no worries about his situation because he had been cleared and passed all the tests. It wasn’t like we were taking a chance with him.”

In 54 games this season, Sobotka has four goals and five assists for nine points.