Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 9/23/13
The Penguins are in an uncomfortable spot at the NHL's most important position. Marc-Andre Fleury — the franchise goalie who was benched because of ineffectiveness in the Stanley Cup playoffs and is coming off management's mandated sessions with a sports psychologist — suddenly is the franchise's lone proven goalie. Tomas Vokoun star of the Penguins' playoff run is out indefinitely after surgery Saturday to dissolve a blood clot. Coach Dan Bylsma said Sunday he did not expect to have much of an update on Vokoun for “the next few days.” Bylsma also acknowledged that Vokoun's injury had changed the goaltending situation. “If the backup goalie is Jeff Zatkoff it would be different how many games Marc would play in which games and in terms of how we schedule” Bylsma said. Zatkoff 26 spent last season as the starter for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton but he has never played in the NHL. The Penguins have 13 games in October none on back-to-back nights. Five including the Oct. 3 home opener a...
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