Capitals send a strong message to Holtby

When the Capitals began their search for a free-agent goaltender to back up Braden Holtby, they had several factors to consider. Should they go with an established veteran like Tomas Vokoun, who had familiarity with the Capitals as a former player and with their new coaching staff, for whom he had played in Nashville? Should they sign a future Hall of Famer like Martin Brodeur...
Via Pro Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Tomas Vokoun hopes to re-start his NHL career soon

I'm not sure where Tomas Vokoun will end up this summer, but the Canadian Press's Stephen Whyno reports that Vokoun is something he hasn't been in a while now--healthy: Severe blood clots took a full season away from Tomas Vokoun. The veteran goaltender hopes they didn’t end his NHL career. Vokoun turns 38 next week, a day after he becomes an unrestricted free...
Via Kukla's Korner
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Penguins Recall Tomas Vokoun From AHL After Conditioning Stint

The Pittsburgh Penguins will have goaltender Tomas Vokoun back on the roster just in time for the NHL playoffs. The Penguins recalled Vokoun from a stint with the AHL Scranton-Wilkes Barre Penguins after the goalie missed the entire 2013-14 regular season following surgery to dissolve blood clots found in his leg. Vokoun was cleared to start playing again in February, and just finished...
April 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Tomas Vokoun recalled by Penguins after AHL conditioning stint

On Monday the Pittsburgh Penguins made an addition to their roster before the playoffs get under way; the recalled Tomas Vokoun from the AHL. Vokoun has missed the entire season after a frightening situation unfolded in the preseason after blood clots were discovered in his leg, surgery dissolving the clots just in time. He wasn't sure at that point what the future had in store...
Via Pro Sports Daily
April 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Pens' Vokoun to go on AHL conditioning assignment

More than six months after undergoing a procedure to dissolve a blood clot in his pelvis, Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Tomas Vokoun will return to professional hockey this weekend when he plays for the team's American Hockey League affiliate.
April 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Feature Friday: Tomas Vokoun

By: Melissa Esing (Off_thePost)   Photo Credit: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images    Throughout the 2013-2014 NHL season, I’ll be posting player features each Friday. This week, we’re going to take a look at Tomas Vokoun.  This 6′ 1″ veteran goaltender has had a solid career within the NHL. Although he did not come to Pittsburgh in 2012 to play as a starter, he was able to push...
Via The PensNation
February 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Penguins' goalie Tomas Vokoun cleared to practice

The Pittsburgh Penguins could do a heck of a lot worse than having Tomas Vokoun backing up Marc-Andre Fleury between the pipes - the question is, will they?Vokoun was cleared to return to action this week after a life-threatening bout with blood clots and has begun practicing with the team, but there are a couple of issues working against the 37-year-old netminder.  First,...
Via Sports Injury Alert
February 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Penguins' Tomas Vokoun gets OK to practice and play

Goaltender Tomas Vokoun can practice. He returned to a full session Wednesday at Consol Energy Center. Vokoun can play whenever he is ready. Doctors have told him so. What Vokoun won’t do is be anything other than fair to himself and the Penguins. “If I don’t feel like I’ll be helping or I’m not where I need to be to play, I’m not going to try to get in [the lineup...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Ryan Wilson: Vokoun Medically Cleared + Penguins Olympic Notes

The great news around the Pittsburgh Penguins yesterday was that Tomas Vokoun has been medically cleared and can start participating in practice in a full capacity . This certainly helps the Penguins on ice product but more importantly it means that the treatment Vokoun had been receiving has been working as planned. Long term post career health was always the more important...
Via HockeyBuzz
February 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Tomas Vokoun medically cleared, will work to return to Penguins

A good chunk of the team might be in Russia right now taking part in the Olympics but on Wednesday the Pittsburgh Penguins got some great news back on the home front; Tomas Vokoun has been cleared to play. The goaltender has been out the entire season after a scary situation unfolded in the preseason. At a team practice, a blood clot was discovered in Vokoun's pelvis that required...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Three's a Crowd: Fleury, Vokoun, and Zatkoff by @PandaPSU

It is amazing how much can change in nine months, isn't it? This time nine months ago Marc-Andre Fleury was struggling. Tomas Vokoun was leading the Penguins through the playoffs with stellar play. Jeff Zatkoff was in the playoffs in the AHL with the Baby Pens. The playoff stats among the three included: Fleury was 2-2 with a 3.51 GAA and a .883 save percentage, Vokoun was 6...
Via PensInitiative
February 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Vokoun On Road Back To Support Fleury If (When?) Needed

The Penguins provided some promising and somewhat surprising news recently when they announced that veteran goaltender Tomas Vokoun was not only taken off blood thinners, but had started to face shots in practice. Many of us might have thought that highly unlikely given the prognosis of Vokoun's pelvic blood clot that occurred in September.  Blood clots are nothing to sneeze...
Via Kukla's Korner
February 02, 2014  |  Discuss

The State of the Pens’ Union

Tune in at 10:05 tonight and subscribe to the show on iTunes. Twitter: @ThePensNation, @PensNation_Nick, @HockeyMeesh, @CaseyR82 The crew talks about what is wrong with the Pens, Sidney Crosby HATES plus/minus, James Neal’s slump, Jayson Megna, trade deadline rumors and the impact a Tomas Vokoun return would have on the team.
Via The PensNation
January 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Discuss: How likely is it for Tomas Vokoun to return?

Photo Credit: CBS Sports Nick (@PensNation_Nick): Tomas Vokoun has recently resumed skating after missing the entire season thus far because of blood clot surgery. How likely is it that Vokoun returns this season? Meesh (@HockeyMeesh):  I feel like there are two inherent questions to answer here. How likely is it Vokoun returns this season and how likely is it that he returns in...
Via The PensNation
January 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Pump the Breaks on Tomas Vokoun by @Nick422

We all saw the news and became excited: Tomas Vokoun is off of blood thinners and is skating again.  Last year's playoff savior has arrived just in time to right what has been a rough, sinking ship! Not so fast, my friends.Go ahead, read the rest »
Via PensInitiative
January 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Ryan Wilson: Tomas Vokoun Returns To The Ice + Penguins Canadiens Preview

The Pittsburgh Penguins return to game action tonight against the Michael Therrien and the Montreal Canadiens. The Canadiens are currently in 3rd place in the Atlantic Division but have the Toronto Maple Leafs hot on their tail. In the last 10 games the Canadiens have been treading water as they are 4-4-2. The Penguins are coming off one of their more lackluster performances...
Via HockeyBuzz
January 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Goaltender Tomas Vokoun to skate on his own

After a blood clot issues that had Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Tomas Vokoun out of service for the entire season, head coach Dan Bylsma announced today that Vokoun will begin skating on his own. According to reports, Vokoun has been off of blood thinners for about a week and will take the ice Wednesday morning before […]
Via Hyped Up Hockey
January 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Tomas Vokoun Progressing, Will Skate in Pittsburgh Tomorrow

Credit: Gene J. Puskar/Associated Press A day after the Pittsburgh Penguins welcomed Paul Martin, James Neal and Jayson Megna back to the lineup, the team had more good news to share on the injury front. Goaltender Tomas Vokoun, who has missed the entire season due to a surgery he underwent for a blood clot in his pelvis, will skate tomorrow at 8:30 AM at CONSOL Energy Center. Dan...
Via The PensNation
January 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Tomas Vokoun off blood thinners, will resume skating Wednesday

Tomas Vokoun's road to recovery took a very positive step recently when the Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender was taken off blood thinners. The 37-year-old veteran had a blood clot on his pelvis removed in October and was expected to be out 3-6 months while recovering. It's been nearly four months since his surgery. Now that Vokoun has been off the blood thinners for a week...
Via Pro Sports Daily
January 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Who are the Florida Panthers' top 5 goaltenders of all-time?

The Florida Panthers have rarely worried about goaltending. More often than not, the Panthers have a history of suiting up well-decorated netminders. There have been numerous all-stars, Vezina Trophy winners (John Vanbiesbrouck) and a couple who have captured the Conn Smythe Trophy (Tim Thomas). Florida can even stake claim to a former Hart Trophy winner (Jose Theodore) and a Hall...
Via Fox Sports Florida
January 12, 2014  |  Discuss

With Vokoun’s Future Uncertain, Penguins Finding Goaltending Stability

Late in the evening December 16th, news broke from an interview that Tomas Vokoun completed with a Czech-based newspaper about his future in the NHL. To say the least, the sound bites seem to spell the end of Vokoun’s stellar, if not contentious, run in the NHL. Despite that, the Penguins do not seem to find themselves in a goaltending quagmire that many predicted when news of...
Via The Farm Club
December 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Stick Taps: Honor the Code

Tomas Vokoun recently gave an interview to a Czech website. Our friends over at PensBurgh came through with the translation. Vokoun talks about the possibility of retiring and what he’s doing in the meanwhile – which doesn’t include actually watching hockey games. Shawn Thornton is appealing his 15-game suspension for attacking Brooks Orpik. For what it’s worth, he’s still...
Via The PensNation
December 16, 2013  |  Discuss

The Walking Wounded: Pittsburgh Penguins Injuries and Updates by @PandaPSU

It has been a rough start to the season for the Pittsburgh Penguins in terms of injuries. It started in the offseason with Tomas Vokoun and a serious blood clot and has continued with broken bones and significant muscle strains/sprains ever since. Here is an update on some of your favorite injured Penguins and when/if I think you should expect to see them again this season.Go ahead...
Via PensInitiative
December 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Ryan Wilson: Tomas Vokoun Update

Follow me on twitter Follow @GunnerStaal !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0],p=/^http:/.test(d.location)?'http':'https';if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);;js.src=p+'://';fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document, 'script', 'twitter-wjs'); This past weekend...
Via HockeyBuzz
December 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Tomas Vokoun feels great, won't rule out return this season or retirement

Since he was put on injured reserve after an operation to fix a blood clot in his pelvis, Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Tomas Vokoun hasn't been around the team much and has been quiet in the media. He hasn't been with the team but instead with his family back in South Florida. On Saturday night he had a chance to see his team in person again against his former team as...
Via Pro Sports Daily
November 30, 2013  |  Discuss
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