According to Josh Yohe of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Penguins’ goaltender Tomas Vokoun told a Czech newspaper that he’s considering retiring.
Yohe reported via Twitter about the Vokoun news:
So Vokoun told a Czech paper he might retire? Sounds reasonable. I’d be stunned if he plays again. Hope he does. Great guy. But unlikely.
— Josh Yohe (@JoshYohe_Trib) December 18, 2013
Undergoing a procedure to dissolve a blood clot in his pelvis, Vokoun was placed on injured reserve (Sept. 30) and was given a timetable of 3-6 months for fully-healing. He remains out indefinitely.
If Vokoun is set to hang ‘em up, his last game in a Pittsburgh’ sweater would have been via the preseason on Sept. 19. However, many will remember him for his outstanding play in the playoffs last season.
In the 11 postseason contests he started, Vokoun compiled a record of 6-5-1, boasted a fantastic 2.01 goals-against-average and garnered an oustanding .933 save percentage. For the regular-season, his record was 13-4-0, and he had a 2.45 goals-against-average with a .919 save percentage.
Hopefully Pens’ fans haven’t seen the last of Vokoun, but due to his age and the severity of his current injury, returning to the ice seems to be unlikely.