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PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Tomas Vokoun will miss three to six months while undergoing treatment for blood clots. The 37-year-old Vokoun hasn’t played since the blood clots were discovered last month. Vokoun said Wednesday that he hadn’t thought about retirement yet and wants to see how the treatment plays out before making any kind of decision. “I’m just in the beginning of this road,” Vokoun said. “Obviously all kinds of things cross your mind. Right now I’m not thinking about my career or, you know, playing hockey. I’m more worried about long-term health.” This is the second time in Vokoun’s career he’s been sidelined by the condition. He missed extensive time while playing for Nashville in 2006 with a similar issue but says the two injuries are not related. Vokoun will be able to train as usual but can’t play because of the blood-thinning medication he must take during his recovery. Pittsburgh general manager Ray Shero says Vokoun is doing “great” both physic

Vokoun to miss three to six months after having blood clot removed

Penguins goalie Tomas Vokoun will miss 3-6 months after having a procedure to remove a blood clot (photo courtesy of ESPN) Penguins netminder Tomas Vokoun will miss the next three to six months after having a procedure done to remove a blood clot according to The 37 year old native of the Czech Republic went 13-4-0 with a 2.45 gaa after taking over the starting job from...

Penguins' Vokoun out 3-6 months with blood clots

Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Tomas Vokoun will be out 3-6 months after blood clots were discovered in his pelvic region two weeks ago. I'm not thinking about my career or hockey" said Vokoun. "I'm worried about my long-term health. Thinking short-term." Jeff Zatkoff will fill the backup role behind Marc-Andre Fleury. The 37-year-old Vokoun was acquired...

Eklund: Vokoun Out 3 To 6 Months, Pens Interested In Bryz?

Rob Rossi of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review is reporting remarks by Pens GM Ray Shero that goalie Tomas Vokoun will be out for 3 to 6 months with a blood clotting problem. The loss of Vokoun, who took over from Marc-Andre Fleury in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs and got the Pens to the Eastern Conference Final, will undoubtedly lead Shero to look for a backup who would...

Tomas Vokoun Out 3-6 Months

Tomas Vokoun and Ray Shero met with the media this morning. According to Josh Yohe, Vokoun will miss at least three-to-six months of action. [More Soon] Confirmation via the Pens Twitter feed: GM Shero on Vokoun: They'll evaluate after 3 months. Most important thing is his health. He can stay active during that time. — Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) October...

Hockey Thoughts Right Before The Puck Drops

from Elliotte Friedman of CBC, - Here's the percentage of Pittsburgh's games Marc-Andre Fleury has played from 2008-09 to 2013 -- 76, 82, 79, 82 and 69. That lowest figure was last season, when the Penguins got Tomas Vokoun to ease his workload. Ray Shero says Jeff Zatkoff will be the backup while Vokoun recovers from blood clots, which will test Pittsburgh's willingness...

About last night: Marc-Andre Fleury calms the Steel City

Thursday was the first seriously busy night in NHL this season. Here is what we learned:Marc-Andre Fleury pulled himself together. He has been an awful postseason goaltender. He didn’t look great during the preseason. The loss of back-up Tomas Vokoun really put his start in focus. And he opened the season by shutting out the depleted Devils.Radim Vrbata can still finish. And the...

Crosby, Fleury lead Pens vs. Devils

Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 28 shots for his 250th NHL victory and franchise-record 24th shutout, and Sidney Crosby scored in Pittsburgh's two-goal first period to lead the Penguins to a 3-0 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Thursday night in the season opener for both teams. Chuck Kobasew and Craig Adams added goals for the Penguins, who took control early. Kobasew and Crosby...

TPNRS: Plan The Parade! Post Game Recap

Tune in at 10:00 PM and subscribe to the show on iTunes. Join hosts Casey Johnston, Nick Richter,  and Ken Will on the last show of the preseason. Twitter: @ThePensNation, @PensNation_Ken, @PensNation_Nick, @CaseyR82 Games Recap: Pens vs Devils Marc-Andre Fleury’s Shutout Roy’s Rage YOUR Three Stars of the Game.  

The PensNation Opening Day Symposium

Photo By: Justin K. Aller/Getty Images North America As the Penguins enter a new season, these are a few things that are on our minds for 2013-14. Assuming Tomas Vokoun is out for a lengthy period, what do the Pens need to do to ensure that they stay competitive for the 20+ games that Zatkoff may play? Andy Hughes: The Penguins’ goaltending situation is obviously an issue. With...

Sabres-Penguins Preview

After a disappointing showing in the playoffs, Marc-Andre Fleury's season debut couldn't have gone much better. He would appear to have another favorable matchup against the Buffalo Sabres, who haven't been able to generate much offense thus far. The Pittsburgh Penguins try to open 2-0-0 for the third consecutive season Saturday night when they host the winless Sabres...

Pittsburgh buries New Jersey 3-0

PITTSBURGH — Marc-Andre Fleury showed why he is the number one goalie in Pittsburgh as the Penguins rolled past the New Jersey Devils 3-0 on Thursday at the Consol Energy Center. He collected his first shutout and the Penguins first win of the season. Chuck Kobasew, Sidney Crosby, and Craig Adams scored for Pittsburgh, Kobasew […]

Put Up or Shut Up by @Nick422

Fearless leaders and all stars are what make up this Pittsburgh Penguins hockey team we've grown to know and love.  Two of those, however, are in make or break years for the team.  For Dan Bylsma and Marc-Andre Fleury it's time to put up or shut up. Go ahead, read the rest »

Penguins still a favorite but need Fleury to get there

After adding Jarome Iginla, Brenden Morrow, Jussi Jokinen, and Douglas Murray around the trade deadline, the Pittsburgh Penguins were seen as a team that was "going for it" with "it" being the Stanley Cup. No offense, but when your team consists of Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, James Neal, etc. you're always "going for it". Regardless, the Penguins...

Todd Cordell: NHL Gameday Preview: New Jersey Devils @ Pittsburgh Penguins - Game 1

Match-up - New Jersey Devils (0-0-0) @ Pittsburgh Penguins (0-0-0) Road/Home records - 0-0-0 -------------- 0-0-0 TV - MSG Plus, ROOT Puck drop - 7:00 PM ET Season series - 0-0 Last 10: Devils 0-0-0 / Penguins 0-0-0 Projected starting goalies - Cory Schneider (NJD) vs. Marc-Andre Fleury (PIT) Goals for/against per game Pittsburgh - 0/0 New Jersey - 0/0 Power play...

RECAP: GAME 1. Pens win 3-0.

' You have to start somewhere, and this was a good place for the 2013-2014 season to start. Too many times, the roles have been reversed in this type of game. Usually the Devils shut the Pens down, get some ****** goals, and go home. Not this time. The Pens (and Marc-Andre Fleury) were aided largely by the fact that the Devils are terrible. This game was close for...
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