Tomas Vokoun RUMORS & NEWS

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    Allan Walsh @walsha

    I spoke with Tomas Vokoun earlier today and he is 100% committed to playing in the NHL next season.

  • Tomas Vokoun recalled by Penguins after AHL conditioning stint

    CBS Sports "On Monday the Pittsburgh Penguins made an addition to their roster before the playoffs get under way; the recalled Tomas Vokoun from the AHL. Vokoun has missed the entire season after a frightening situation unfolded in the preseason after blood clots were discovered in his leg, surgery..." April 14

  • Penguins' Tomas Vokoun gets OK to practice and play

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Goaltender Tomas Vokoun can practice. He returned to a full session Wednesday at Consol Energy Center. Vokoun can play whenever he is ready. Doctors have told him so. What Vokoun won’t do is be anything other than fair to himself and the Penguins. “If I don’t feel like I’ll be helping or..." February 20

  • Tomas Vokoun medically cleared, will work to return to Penguins

    CBS Sports "A good chunk of the team might be in Russia right now taking part in the Olympics but on Wednesday the Pittsburgh Penguins got some great news back on the home front; Tomas Vokoun has been cleared to play. The goaltender has been out the entire season after a scary situation unfolded in the..." February 19

  • Tomas Vokoun off blood thinners, will resume skating Wednesday

    CBS Sports "Tomas Vokoun's road to recovery took a very positive step recently when the Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender was taken off blood thinners. The 37-year-old veteran had a blood clot on his pelvis removed in October and was expected to be out 3-6 months while recovering. It's been nearly four months..." January 21

  • Tomas Vokoun feels great, won't rule out return this season or retirement

    CBS Sports "Since he was put on injured reserve after an operation to fix a blood clot in his pelvis, Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Tomas Vokoun hasn't been around the team much and has been quiet in the media. He hasn't been with the team but instead with his family back in South Florida. On Saturday..." November 30

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    Pittsburgh Penguins @penguins

    #Pens Vokoun: I'm not thinking about my career or hockey. Im worried about my long-term health. Thinking short term.

  • Penguins' Vokoun out 3-6 months with blood clots

    TSN "Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Tomas Vokoun will be out 3-6 months after blood clots were discovered in his pelvic region two weeks ago. I'm not thinking about my career or hockey" said Vokoun. "I'm worried about my long-term health. Thinking short-term." Jeff Zatkoff will fill the backup..." October 02

  • Penguins place Letang, Vokoun on IR "The Pittsburgh Penguins have made the following roster moves it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Ray Shero. Forward Andrew Ebbett and defenseman Simon Despres have been re-assigned to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League (AHL); forward Beau..." September 30

  • Penguins roster cuts: Letang, Vokoun injuries cloud situation

    PensBurgh "Dealing with injuries to Kris Letang and Tomas Vokoun the Penguins have a lot of questions and options in how they'll decide to form their 23 man roster coming out of training camp. Up until about a week ago the roster situation for the Pittsburgh Penguins looked pretty static as things were..." September 29

  • Vokoun not pondering retirement, agent says

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Penguins goaltender Tomas Vokoun spent some time Thursday at Consol Energy Center and according to his agent will begin light workouts next week. That's a far more upbeat update than one that appeared in an online Czech report Friday one that -- according to a Google translation -- quoted..." September 28

  • Penguins Vokoun cleared for workouts

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Penguins goaltender Tomas Vokoun has been cleared to begin light workouts next week and expects to resume his career according to his agent Allan Walsh. The Penguins have ruled Vokoun out of their season opener Thursday against New Jersey. He had a procedure Saturday to dissolve a blood clot in..." September 27

  • Penguins Tomas Vokoun says he 'nearly died' after blood clots

    CBS Sports "Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Tomas Vokoun is out of the hospital now and is on the mend but his recent blood clot issue was an awfully dangerous situation. According to Vokoun it was nearly fatal. In an interview with Czech outlet (and translated by Roman Jedlicka) Vokoun explained..." September 27

  • Pens’ Vokoun out of hospital, no timetable for return

    Pro Hockey Talk "On Wednesday the Penguins announced that goalie Tomas Vokoun had been released from hospital after undergoing a procedure to dissolve a blood clot in his pelvis. Vokoun 37 underwent the procedure on Saturday after noticing swelling in his thigh following practice. The decision was made for an..." September 25

  • Penguins goaltender Vokoun quietly makes name for himself

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Goalie Tomas Vokoun could waltz around Consol Energy Center with a strut in his step these days. After all he bailed out the Penguins last spring stepping in for a floundering Marc-Andre Fleury to carry his teammates to the Eastern Conference final perhaps saving some jobs along the..." September 21

  • Tomas Vokoun out indefinitely for Pens after blood clot on pelvis

    CBS Sports "Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Tomas Vokoun is out indefinitely after undergoing a procedure to remove a blood clot on Saturday. Vokoun was practicing with the Penguins at CONSOL Energy Center on Saturday when he noticed swelling on his thigh and left the ice. He was immediately taken to the..." September 21

  • Bylsma: Fleury still Penguins' No. 1 goalie

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Dan Bylsma passed over Marc-Andre Fleury for Tomas Vokoun for most of the Penguins' playoff run, but less than 48 hours after the team was swept in the Eastern Conference final, he backed Fleury in the strongest way. "Marc-Andre Fleury is our No. 1 goalie," Bylsma said Sunday as players cleaned..." June 10

  • Pens' Bylsma not saying who starts in goal tonight

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Yes, Dan Bylsma said Tuesday, he knew which goaltender he planned to start tonight in Boston in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference final. The Penguins coach simply had no interest in sharing his decision. Tomas Vokoun supplanted Marc-Andre Fleury for Game 5 of the first round of the playoffs..." June 05

  • Vokoun to start tonight for Penguins in Boston

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Tomas Vokoun will start in goal for the Penguins tonight in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference final against the Boston Bruins at TD Garden. "It's a coaches' decision, and I'm just trying to repay their confidence [in stating me] by having a good game," Vokoun said after the Penguins held their..." June 05

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    Dave Molinari @MolinariPG

    Vokoun is the first Penguins goalie to leave the ice after the game-day skate. Presumably means he starts Game 3.

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    Josh Yohe @JoshYohe_Trib

    Vokoun confirms he will start

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    Nick Cotsonika @cotsonika

    Bylsma said he knows who his starting goalie will be but won't reveal it publicly. I'd be surprised if it weren't Vokoun.

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    Pens Inside Scoop @PensInsideScoop

    #Pens goalie Tomas Vokoun said that coach Bylsma told him he was starting Game 2. -MC

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    Chris Stevenson @CJ_Stevenson

    "Without having (goaltender) Tomas Vokoun to go to in Game 5 against the Islanders, I'm not sure what happens," said #Penguins GM Ray Shero.

  • Vokoun takes Pittsburgh Penguins' No. 1 goaltending job away from Fleury

    Ottawa Sun "Marc-Andre Fleury might want to get comfortable in his seat on the bench. He won't be getting his spot in net back anytime soon. The Pittsburgh Penguins won't be changing anything as they prepare for a trip to the Eastern final because Tomas Vokoun has backstopped the club to its last two..." May 26

  • Penguins' Vokoun no overnight sensation

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Tomas Vokoun had been in this position too many times, watching the Stanley Cup playoffs from the comfort of his living room. This time, his Florida Panthers had lost a tiebreaker for the eighth and final spot in the Eastern Conference. Vokoun had been a rock at goaltender all season, but, once..." May 26

  • Long stretch of starts no problem for Vokoun

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Tomas Vokoun made his seventh consecutive start Friday night, when the Penguins faced Ottawa in Game 5 of their second-round Eastern Conference playoff series at Consol Energy Center. He appeared in more than two games in a row just once in the regular season -- a four-game stretch that included..." May 25

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    Josh Yohe @JoshYohe_Trib

    Vokoun will start tonight

  • Vokoun likely to start, but Bylsma doesn't say

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Penguins coach Dan Bylsma would not name his starting goaltender for Game 6 tonight in New York, but it sounded as if it again will be Tomas Vokoun. Bylsma sang the praises of his veteran backup, whose calming presence was impossible to miss in Game 5 of the team's Stanley Cup playoff series..." May 11

  • Vokoun shuts out Islanders in 4-0 Penguins victory over Isles

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Goaltender Thomas Vokoun shut out the New York Islanders, 4-0, tonight at Consol Energy Center, giving the Penguins a 3-2 lead in the first-round playoff series. Following a scoreless first period -- just the second period of the series without a goal, the other being the third period of Game 1..." May 10

  • Vokoun set to start in goal tonight for Penguins

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "The debate that raged through the night about the Penguins' goaltending situation was cleared up in a swift opening sentence Wednesday from coach Dan Bylsma: Tomas Vokoun will start Game 5 of the playoff series Thursday night against the New York Islanders at Consol Energy Center instead of..." May 09

  • Bylsma refuses to name Game 5 starter "Following a 6-4, Game 4 loss to the New York Islanders in which goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury allowed six goals on 24 shots, Pittsburgh Penguins coach Dan Bylsma refused to name either Fleury or backup goaltender Tomas Vokoun as the starter for Game 5 Thursday night in Pittsburgh. "One of the..." May 08

  • Penguins to start Vokoun instead of Fleury in Game 5 vs. Islanders "Pittsburgh Penguins coach Dan Bylsma announced Wednesday that Tomas Vokoun would start in goal for Game 5 of his team's Eastern Conference Quarterfinals series against the New York Islanders, which resumes Thursday at Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh. "Tomas is capable of being a great goalie..." May 08

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    Dave Molinari @

    Bylsma confirms Letang will play tonight and that Vokoun will be in goal

  • Malkin out, Vokoun in net

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Injured Penguins center Evgeni Malkin skated this morning but will not play today against Boston, coach Dan Bylsma said. Malkin has what is believed to be a shoulder injury. Tomas Vokoun will start in goal. Coaches often come right back with a goaltender who is coming off of a shutout, as..." March 17

  • Caps trade Tomas Vokoun to Penguins for seventh-round draft pick

    Washington Post "Tomas Vokoun knew from the beginning of the 2011-12 season he likely wasn't a long-term fit in Washington, given the organization's depth in net with several young prospects vying for ice time. So when the season ended, Vokoun and his agent received permission from the Capitals to pursue a..." June 05

  • Penguins land Vokoun, who should help lighten Fleury's workload

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "A potentially busy offseason for the Penguins began with general manager Ray Shero making a move to bolster a weakness. The Penguins acquired goalie Tomas Vokoun to replace Brent Johnson as Marc-Andre Fleury's backup. A starter for the majority of his 14-year NHL career, Vokoun comes at the..." June 05

  • Penguins sign veteran Vokoun as backup goalie

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Penguins general manager Ray Shero said many of the club's decisions about offseason personnel moves will be framed after pro scouting meetings later this week, but he didn't need -- or want -- to wait to make one significant change. Looking to upgrade the team's goaltending from a couple of..." June 05

  • Updates on Michal Neuvirth, Tomas Vokoun

    Washington Post "While neither is expected to be ready for the start of Washington's first-round series against Boston, injured goaltenders Michal Neuvirth and Tomas Vokoun continue inching toward their potential returns. Both netminders met with reporters Tuesday for the first time since suffering their latest..." April 11

  • Michal Neuvirth fills in admirably after Tomas Vokoun departs early with groin injury

    Washington Times "This is just about the last thing the Washington Capitals needed. Goaltender Tomas Vokoun shook his head as he skated to the bench, apparently aggravating a groin injury that has lingered for almost a month. Pronouncing himself finally healthy, Vokoun looked to be the man in net down the..." March 30

  • Capitals goalies Vokoun, Neuvirth put Hunter in a win-win situation

    Washington Times "Tomas Vokoun is fond of saying that it's hard for the Washington Capitals to win when they don't score goals. Scoring at least one is vital; "it's pretty simple math," he stated after a shutout loss in January. Michal Neuvirth knows the feeling. At times this season, he's virtually needed a..." March 13

  • Tomas Vokoun responds to Dale Hunter's criticism: 'It's a desperate time in season. You've got to make saves'

    Washington Post "Following the Capitals' 5-2 loss to Ottawa, Coach Dale Hunter singled out goaltender Tomas Vokoun for criticism repeatedly. Even though several players acknowledged afterward that they gave up too much early in the game and found themselves chasing from behind, Hunter put forth a consistent..." February 24

  • Dale Hunter criticizes Tomas Vokoun after Capitals fall to Senators

    Washington Post "In another disappointing loss, resulting in another missed opportunity to move up in the standings, the Capitals found themselves in a familiar situation – trailing early and then by a large margin. En route to a 5-2 loss in Ottawa on Wednesday night, Washington spotted the Senators a four-goal..." February 23

  • Uncertainty between the posts leaving Capitals' goalies on edge

    Washington Times "Michal Neuvirth was the Washington Capitals' starting goaltender in the playoffs last season, and this year's No. 1, Tomas Vokoun, was out with the flu. So as the only healthy goalie around, Neuvirth figured he'd start Monday night against the San Jose Sharks. Instead, the Caps called up Braden..." February 16

  • Tomas Vokoun makes 42 saves, shuts out Panthers in Capitals' 4-0 win

    Washington Post "In each of Tomas Vokoun's last three appearances in a game between the Washington Capitals and Florida Panthers, two as the goaltender for the former and one for the latter, he has shut out the opposing club. The latest was a 42-save dazzler in the Capitals' 4-0 win over Florida on Tuesday that..." February 08

  • Caps' Vokoun eager to get out of the crease

    Washington Times "Before a game last week, Tomas Vokoun spoke up. He told his Washington Capitals teammates he was going to come out of his net more and play the puck. It was part of his idea to develop more of a rhythm even when facing fewer shots. Since straying from his crease more often, Vokoun and the Caps..." January 17

  • Dmitry Orlov scores first NHL goal, Tomas Vokoun has 43 saves in Washington win

    Washington Post "Sunday's matinee against the Carolina Hurricanes won't go down as one of the Washington Capitals' more complete performances of the season. In fact, there were few moments at Verizon Center in which they seemed firmly in control of the contest. But the Capitals found a way to capture a..." January 16

  • Tomas Vokoun solidifies status as Washington Capitals top goaltender

    Washington Post "Tomas Vokoun will be the first to tell you that this season has not gone as smoothly as he would have liked. But as the Washington Capitals round the midpoint of the 2011-12 season, Vokoun appears to have settled into the No. 1 goaltending spot that he was expected to hold from the moment he..." January 15

  • Tomas Vokoun: 'It was a terrible performance'

    Washington Post "While the Capitals' 5-1 loss to the Flyers was not a particularly memorable evening for anyone in the home sweater, it was an especially forgettable night for starting goaltender Tomas Vokoun. Vokoun allowed four goals on 21 shots through the first 40 minutes of play – two tallies he would like..." December 14

  • Rinne, Vokoun shine in goalie showcase

    Washington Times "If there's one thing that the Nashville Predators have been known for on the ice in just over 1,000 NHL games, it's goaltending. That chain started with Tomas Vokoun, and the tradition has continued through to Vezina Trophy finalist Pekka Rinne. And at Bridgestone Arena on Tuesday night, Vokoun..." November 16