Penguins’ Vokoun Sidelined 3-6 Months

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The 37-year-old Vokoun hasn’t played since the blood clots were discovered last month and said Wednesday he hadn’t thought about retirement yet and wants to see how the treatment plays out before making any kind of decision.

This is the second time in Vokoun’s career he’s been sidelined by the condition, as he missed extensive time while playing for Nashville in 2006 with a similar issue.

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Vokoun doesnt believe the two injuries are related and though he cannot play due to the blood-thinning medication he must take during his recovery, he will be a


Jeff Zatkoff will serve as Marc-Andre Fleury’s primary backup when the Penguins open the season Thursday against New Jersey.
ble to train as usual.

Source: Associated Press

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