Pittsburgh Penguins’ goaltender Tomas Vokoun is reportedly set to start in net for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton against the Syracuse Crunch Friday – according to head coach Dan Bylsma and the Pens’ Twitter handle.
Vokoun is scheduled to play for WBS tonight vs Syracuse. Bylsma joked “I don’t want to get ahead of coach Hynes. Keep that under your hat.”
— Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) April 11, 2014
Vokoun was recently re-assigned to WBS for conditioning on Wednesday, and is receiving the nod for the first time this season.
Undergoing surgery to dissolve a blood clot in his pelvis back in September, Vokoun was given a timetable of 3-6 months for recovery, with no definitive answer as to if he’ll play at all. Now, there’s optimism surrounding his return.
In 20 games last season, Vokoun posted a record of 13-4-0, with a 2.45 goals-against-average, a .913 save percentage and three shutouts. In the 11 postseason contests he drew, Vokoun went 6-5-0, with a 2.01 goals-against-average, a .933 save percentage and one shutout.