Tomas Vokoun injury: Penguins goalie out 3-6 months

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Tomas Vokoun will be reevaluated in three months but will be able to participate in light workouts during that time.

Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Tomas Vokoun will miss three-to-six months because of issues with blood clots, the team announced on Wednesday.

Vokoun experienced a scary situation a few weeks ago when blood clots developed in his leg, which required immediate medical attention. While a varying degree of reports surfaced in the wake of the development, it was abundantly clear that the situation was serious. Fortunately, Vokoun appears to be recovering well, as he has been cleared to participate in light workouts. However, he won't be able to fully return for quite sometime.

Manager Ray Shero stated on Wednesday that Vokoun will continue with light activity and will be reevaluated in three months. Shero said the prognosis was not surprising and that the team would not be looking to replace Vokoun at this time. Moving forward, the team will go with a tandem of Marc-Andre Fleury and Jeff Zatkoff.

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