Pittsburgh, PA, United States (4E Sports) – Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Tomas Vokoun is again bothered by a blood clot condition that will keep him out indefinitely.
Vokoun was practicing with the Penguins at CONSOL Energy Center when he noticed swelling on his thigh.
He was immediately taken to the emergency room where he was diagnosed and underwent a procedure to dissove a blood clot on his pelvis Saturday.
GM Ray Shero said Vokoun will remain in the hospital for several days.
There was no injury that led to the clot, according to Dr. Christopher Harner, the Penguins team physician.
Back in the 2005-06 season Vokoun was diagnosed with pelvic thrombophlebitis, a rare blood condition that created a multitude of blood clots.
He failed to finish the season with the Nashville Predators.
Doctors at the Mayo Clinic cleared him prior to the 2006-07 season.
Vokoun had a 13-4-0 record last season in 20 games with a .919 save percentage and 2.45 goals against average. In 11 postseason appearances he had a 2.01 GAA and a save percentage of .933.