Pittsburgh Penguins’ goaltender Tomas Vokoun is reportedly set to be sent down to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on Wednesday for a conditioning assignment – according to head coach Dan Bylsma and the Pens’ Twitter handle.
Tomas Vokoun will be re-assigned on a conditioning stint to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton starting Wednesday, per #Pens coach Bylsma.
— Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) April 8, 2014
Vokoun, who hasn’t played in a game all season, due to an operation to dissolve a blood clot in his pelvis back on Sept. 21, is attempting to make a return to the NHL, but is running out of time.
While we would like to believe Vokoun will eventually return, which he certainly could in the postseason, it’s difficult to think he’d play a whole lot. Set to be a free agent at season’s end, hopefully Vokoun can make at least one more start in a Pittsburgh sweater.
However, there’s no telling how Vokoun will perform once he’s re-inserted, considering he’s been awol all season.
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