Tomas Vokoun's agent, Allan Walsh, clarified Tuesday that the goaltender's primary objective is still to play in the NHL after a report Monday suggested that he was considering a possible move to Russia's Kontinental Hockey League next season.
Tomas Vokoun prefers to plays in the NHL next season and we are taking steps in furtherance of that goal. Reports of an agreement with (1/2)— Allan Walsh (@walsha) May 15, 2012
are premature.Tomas won 25 games w/ Caps, has 2nd best SV% over last 7 years.He believes he can still be a dominant NHL goalie. (2/2).— Allan Walsh (@walsha) May 15, 2012
The 35-year-old Vokoun played in just 48 games during an injury-plagued 2011-12 regular season. His 2.51 goals-against average ranked 22nd in the league among qualified goaltenders last season. It is clear that he and his representation believe he can still play. Whether NHL franchises agree remains to be seen.