Pittsburgh, PA, United States (4E Sports) – Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Tomas Vokoun is out of the hospital after a procedure was performed to dissolve a blood clot in his pelvis Saturday.
He was sent to the hospital last week after practice when he noticed a growth on his thigh, which was identified as a blood clot removed.
Coach Dan Bylsma said Vokoun is now resting at home.
However, it’s going to be a while before he’s back on the ice as there is still no timetable for his return.
Vokoun went 13-4-0 with a 2.45 goals-against average in 20 regular season games for the Penguins last season, and went 6-5 with a 2.01 GAA in 11 Stanley Cup Playoff games.
He replaced Marc-Andre Fleury as starter for Game 5 of the team’s first-round series against the New York Islanders, and backstopped the Penguins to the Eastern Conference Final.