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.
#Pens Vokoun: I'm not thinking about my career or hockey. Im worried about my long-term health. Thinking short term.— Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) October 2, 2013
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.