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92 Tomas Vokoun G
Height/Weight: 6-1/210 | Birthdate: 7/2/1976 | Birthplace: Karlovy Vary, Czechoslovakia | Team: Pittsburgh Penguins | College: None | NHL Experience: 15 | Salary: $2,000,000 | Owned/Started%: 6/1
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4/16/2014

Tomas Vokoun, G, PIT

Tomas Vokoun

Bylsma Declares Jeff Zatkoff Pens' Backup Goalie

News: Jeff Zatkoff is expected to serve as Marc-Andre Fleury's backup in the playoffs, according to the Penguins' website.
Analysis: Tomas Vokoun will continue to work with the team in practices and optional skates, but the bulk of practice work in the postseason will go to Fleury and Zatkoff. Of course, things have a way of playing out and it wouldn't be surprising to see Vokoun back in the mix at some point.

4/14/2014

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Tomas Vokoun

Vokoun Back With Pens For Playoffs

News: The Penguins recalled Tomas Vokoun (blood clot) from an AHL conditioning stint Monday.
Analysis: Tomas Vokoun went 1-1 with a 2.41 GAA and .891 save mark with the Baby Penguins. Pittsburgh will go with Marc-Andre Fleury as its playoff goalie, but if he struggles as he has in past postseasons, then Vokoun could find his way back between the pipes. Jeff Zatkoff is also in the mix, but the Pens would likely go with Vokoun over an untested rookie if Fleury plays poorly or gets hurt.

4/9/2014

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Tomas Vokoun

Pens Assign Vokoun For Conditioning

News: The Penguins assigned Tomas Vokoun (pelvis) to AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on Wednesday for a conditioning stint.
Analysis: The veteran netminder has not suited up yet this season following emergency surgery to remove a blood clot from his pelvis, but looks to be nearing a return. Tomas Vokoun finished last season with a 13-4-0 record, and went 6-5-1 in the playoffs after taking over for the struggling Marc-Andre Fleury.

4/8/2014

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Tomas Vokoun

Penguins' Vokoun Making Progress

News: Tomas Vokoun (pelvis) will be assigned to AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on a conditioning assignment, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
Analysis: Tomas Vokoun, who has now been practicing for several weeks, could play in a game this weekend for the first time this season, but it remains to be seen whether he has any chance of entering the Pens' netminding mix during the postseason.

3/24/2014

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Tomas Vokoun

Pens' Vokoun Could Appear In Regular-Season Game

News: Coach Dan Bylsma said that while Tomas Vokoun (pelvis) could play in one of the Penguins' final 12 regular-season games, he's preparing to have Marc-Andre Fleury and Jeff Zatkoff as his postseason goalies, Chad Adamski of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.
Analysis: Tomas Vokoun has been practicing for the last month while missing extensive action due to a pelvic blood clot discovered in September, but he's still dealing with some general soreness and is not yet at the point of being ready to play. While he could be ready to go in the final three weeks, it sounds like the Penguins are reluctant to give him any sort of meaningful work. Perhaps if the Pens have their playoff seeding secured over the final handful of games, Bylsma could give Vokoun a start as a cookie for his hard work.

2/26/2014

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Tomas Vokoun

Pens' Vokoun Practices

News: Tomas Vokoun (pelvis) skated with the team Wednesday morning, Marc Antoine Godin of La Presse reports.
Analysis: The veteran net minder hasn't played this season due to a pelvis injury and blood clots in his leg, but it sounds like he could be nearing a return. He'll need a few more practices until he's ready to return to the lineup, so keep an eye on him over the next couple weeks.

2/25/2014

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Tomas Vokoun

Penguins' Vokoun Cleared To Practice

News: Tomas Vokoun, who hasn't played this season after developing blood clots in his leg back in September, has been cleared to practice with the Penguins, NHL.com reports.
Analysis: While this news represents a positive development for Tomas Vokoun, there is no timetable at present for his possible return to game action.

2/19/2014

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Tomas Vokoun

Pens' Vokoun Receives Medical Clearance

News: Tomas Vokoun (pelvis) has received medical clearance to play, Josh Yohe of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.
Analysis: Tomas Vokoun has been sidelined for the last four-plus months with a blood clot, but with doctors finally giving him the go-ahead to resume on-ice work, there's now some optimism that he'll make his return this season. He will still probably need several weeks to get his conditioning up to par after the long layoff, with an AHL stint at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton likely. Once he's gotten some work in, expect him to unseat Jeff Zatkoff for top backup duties behind Marc-Andre Fleury.

1/29/2014

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Tomas Vokoun

Pens' Vokoun Facing Shots

News: Tomas Vokoun (pelvis) faced shots during Tuesday's practice, Josh Yohe of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.
Analysis: Tomas Vokoun had previously received permission to begin skating a week ago and looks like he's now starting to add further goalie-related activities to his regimen. The Penguins will continue to proceed cautiously with Vokoun, who is four months removed from undergoing a procedure to remove a blood clot in his pelvis. It's still not certain if Vokoun will receive clearance to play this season.

1/21/2014

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Tomas Vokoun

Penguins' Vokoun Making Progress

News: Tomas Vokoun, who has yet to play this season due to a blood clot, was taken off his blood-thinning medication about a week ago, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
Analysis: The report adds that Tomas Vokoun will skate Wednesday morning and will then see a doctor. Coach Dan Bylsma also noted that once Vokoun's blood levels return to normal, the goalie will be allowed to face shots. "It's really encouraging for Tomas," Bylsma said. "It's been a long road. But it's just a first step. He's got a long road."

1/5/2014

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Tomas Vokoun

Pens' Vokoun Still On Blood Thinners

News: Tomas Vokoun (pelvis) remains on blood thinners, Shelly Anderson of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
Analysis: Nearly three months into the surgical procedure to dissolve a blood clot, Tomas Vokoun has seemingly made little progress in his recovery thus far. However, it should be noted that Vokoun was given a three-to-six month recovery timetable following the surgery in October, so there's still a chance for him to return during that span if he receives more positive news in the weeks to come.

11/30/2013

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Tomas Vokoun

Pens' Vokoun (Blood Clots): May Return To Hockey

News: Tomas Vokoun (blood clot) hasn't ruled out a return to the Penguins this season. "I feel great. I don't have any health issues," said Vokoun. "It's hard to look that far ahead. Definitely if I can (return) I want to try."
Analysis: He had a blood clot in his pelvis dissolved back in September and in October, it was announced he would miss three to six months. The netminder had previously admitted that he "nearly died during [that] weekend" when the clot was first diagnosed, so there's always a chance he'll contemplate retirement. "It's up to me to weigh pros and cons and make a decision." Godspeed.

10/2/2013

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Tomas Vokoun

Pens' Vokoun Out 3-6 Months

News: Tomas Vokoun (pelvis) will be out for 3-6 months.
Analysis: The good news is that Tomas Vokoun's condition is apparently not genetic, but the veteran goaltender still stressed that he's worried more about his long term health than his hockey career at this point. As for the Penguins goalie situation, GM Ray Shero said Wednesday that the team will give Jeff Zatkoff a chance to fill the backup role before looking elsewhere for another net minder.

9/30/2013

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Tomas Vokoun

Penguins Place Vokoun on IR

News: The Penguins placed Tomas Vokoun (pelvis) on injured reserve Monday, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Seth Rorabaugh reports.
Analysis: Tomas Vokoun is recovering after undergoing surgery to remove a blood clot, so the Penguins placed him on injured reserve to open a roster spot. It's not clear when Vokoun will be able to resume playing, so there is still a chance he is transferred to the long-term injured reserve list at some point.

9/27/2013

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Tomas Vokoun

Pens Could Put Vokoun On IR

News: The Pens could place Tomas Vokoun (pelvis) on the long-term injured reserve list, thereby helping the team to get under the salary cap, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.
Analysis: The goalie would then miss 10 games or 24 days. Tomas Vokoun's agent, Allan Walsh, says the goalie is "feeling like the day before the incident" and that he intends to "hit the gym" and is cleared to start skating next week. Doctors treated a similar blood clot in 2006. So long as he gets the go-ahead to return, a likely time frame has Vokoun returning sometime in late October or early November.

9/27/2013

Tomas Vokoun, G, PIT

Tomas Vokoun

Pens' Vokoun Cleared For Light Workouts Next Week

News: Tomas Vokoun (blood clot) has been cleared to begin light workouts next week and according to his agent, is emphatic about playing again, Shelly Anderson of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
Analysis: Given the serious nature of Tomas Vokoun's ailment, and that his previous discussion of the matter was in his native Czech, there are conflicting reports about the veteran goaltender's plans in the near future. Nevertheless, it's a story worth monitoring closely given the shaky play of Marc-Andre Fleury at crucial times in recent seasons.

9/27/2013

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Tomas Vokoun

Career In Jeopardy For Pens' Vokoun?

News: There is a suggestion that Tomas Vokoun's career may be in jeopardy after his removal from practice Saturday and subsequent surgery to dissolve a blood clot, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
Analysis: In an interview that Tomas Vokoun did in Czech, it's somewhat clear in translation that there is a lot of concern about his health and well-being at this stage of his life. There is no timetable for his return, leaving Jeff Zatkoff as the backup to Marc-Andre Fleury to begin the season.

9/25/2013

Tomas Vokoun, G, PIT

Tomas Vokoun

Pens' Vokoun (Pelvis) To Miss Opener

News: Tomas Vokoun (pelvis) will miss the Penguins' Oct. 3 opener against the Devils, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.
Analysis: Tomas Vokoun is still recovering from surgery to dissolve a blood clot in his pelvis area and is considered out indefinitely. The unexpected procedure prevented Vokoun from surpassing Marc-Andre Fleury as the Penguins' No. 1 goaltender during training camp, a move that seemed plausible after Fleury struggled through most of the playoffs before being replaced by Vokoun.

9/21/2013

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Tomas Vokoun

Penguins' Vokoun Undergoes Surgery On Pelvis

News: Tomas Vokoun, who has a history of blood clots, underwent a procedure Saturday to dissolve a blood clot in his pelvis, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Dave Molinari reports. He couldn't finish the 2005-06 season when he was with the Predators after being diagnosed with pelvic thrombophlebitis, a rare blood condition that created multiple blood clots.
Analysis: He left the practice ice early Saturday after noticing swelling in his thigh. With no timetable available at the moment, it's unclear how much time Tomas Vokoun is expected to miss. Health permitting, the veteran goaltender is expected to serve as Marc-Andre Fleury's backup. Though he has a long history in Pittsburgh, Fleury has struggled in the playoffs the last two years, leading to speculation that Vokoun could take on a larger role during the 2013-14 campaign. If Vokoun isn't ready for the start of the season, Jeff Zatkoff is next up on the organizational goaltending depth chart.

9/19/2013

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Tomas Vokoun

Vokoun Leads Pittsburgh To Win Thursday

News: Tomas Vokoun made 30 saves and stopped all three shootout shots in a 4-3 victory over Chicago on Thursday.
Analysis: He played the first complete preseason game of any of Pittsburgh's goalies. Tomas Vokoun makes for one of the NHL's better backup picks in fantasy leagues, given Marc-Andre Fleury's struggles.

9/17/2013

Tomas Vokoun, G, PIT

Tomas Vokoun

Pens' Vokoun Makes Preseason Debut Monday

News: Tomas Vokoun allowed four goals on 15 shots in two periods against the Red Wings on Monday.
Analysis: The veteran will continue to get his work in during the preseason. Injuries will be a concern with Tomas Vokoun, if for no other reason than the fact that he's 37 years of age, but his numbers figure to be comparable to those from 2012-13: a 13-4 record, 2.45 GAA and .919 save percentage. Of course, with 82 games in the season instead of 49, he has a chance to rack up well more than 13 wins.

9/11/2013

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Tomas Vokoun

Pens' Vokoun Will Start Year As Backup

News: Despite Tomas Vokoun's impressive playoff performance, Marc-Andre Fleury will get the majority of the starts for the Penguins to start the season, Dave Molinari of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
Analysis: Fleury has been the starter in Pittsburgh for a number of years now, and while he's been generally solid over his tenure there, he has fallen apart in the playoffs each of the last two seasons. The veteran Tomas Vokoun took over as the playoff starter against the Islanders in the first round of the playoffs in 2013, but will return to his backup duties, at least for the start of the upcoming season.

6/8/2013

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Tomas Vokoun

Pens' Vokoun Plays Well In Loss

News: Tomas Vokoun made 23 saves in a series-deciding, 1-0 loss to the Bruins on Friday night.
Analysis: He played well in the postseason and probably saved Pittsburgh from first-round elimination against the Islanders. The soon-to-be 37-year-old goalie has likely cemented his spot in the net for 2013-14, but his age has to be a consideration for fantasy owners. In a perfect world, Tomas Vokoun would play 55 games next year, but there are still a cavalcade of variables heading into the offseason -- including what Pittsburgh decides to do with Marc-Andre Fleury.

6/6/2013

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Tomas Vokoun

Vokoun Plays Well In Pens Loss

News: Tomas Vokoun stopped 38-of-40 shots in the Pens' double overtime loss to Boston on Wednesday night.
Analysis: After getting the hook in Game 2, Tomas Vokoun played very well, but the Pittsburgh offense couldn't crack Tuukka Rask a second time after Chris Kunitz's second period goal. Vokoun and the Pens will try to extend the series in Game 4 while the Bruins seek a sweep.

6/5/2013

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Tomas Vokoun

Penguins' Vokoun Starts Wednesday

News: Tomas Vokoun will start Wednesday's Game 3 against the Bruins.
Analysis: With the Penguins down 2-0 in the series, Tomas Vokoun will get a chance to bounce back on the road Wednesday. Marc-Andre Fleury waits in the wings, though, in the event that Vokoun struggles at any point as the series progresses.