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Report: Pens’ Goaltender Vokoun Medically Cleared to Play

May 17, 2013; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Tomas Vokoun (92) makes a save against the Ottawa Senators during the third period in game two of the second round of the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs at CONSOL Energy Center. The Pittsburgh Penguins won 4-3. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

 

Pittsburgh Penguins’ goaltender Tomas Vokoun, whose been sidelined the entire season with a blood clot issue, has reportedly been medically cleared to play – according to him and the Pens’ Twitter handle.

Vokoun, 37, practiced with the team Wednesday – per their Twitter handle – but there’s still no timetable for his return.

This is great news for Vokoun, whose been out since undergoing surgery on Sept. 21.

Skating for the first time back on Jan. 22 in roughly four months – per Sam Kasan of the team’s website – Vokoun seems to have made big strides over the Olympic break, and I wouldn’t be surprised to see him back in action around the middle of March.

His inevitable return will also bring questions as to where current backup netminder, Jeff Zatkoff, stands. It’s possible the team will ultimately keep all three, and that wouldn’t be a bad idea, considering their recent goalie issues in the postseason.

Stay tuned for more updates on this situation.

Topics: Pittsburgh Penguins

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