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Will Vokoun ever play again?

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07:29 AM ET 12.02 | After watching the Penguins take care of the Panthers over the weekend, injured goaltender Tomas Vokoun visited his teammates. Vokoun hopes he is wearing a uniform, not a suit and tie, when he visits the Penguins next. Out since September after having surgery for a blood clot, Vokoun remains unable to play hockey but hasn't dismissed the idea of playing this season. "I feel great," Vokoun said. "Don't have any health issues. I'm still taking the (blood thinners)." Vokoun was given a three-to-six-month timetable for a possible return. And while the 37-year-old acknowledged that retirement is possible -- this is the second time Vokoun has dealt with blood-clot issues, the other time occurring when he played with Nashville in 2006 -- he hasn't given up hope of rejoining the Penguins.

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December 2, 2013  08:37 AM ET

The bigger question is - will Fleury ever play again?

Feel bad for TK. The medical solution for his is medication that puts him at serious risk for other issues. Playing hockey would be contraindicated.

December 2, 2013  08:37 AM ET

"his" = this

December 2, 2013  09:01 AM ET

Agree, I hope he's okay....

December 2, 2013  09:08 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

The bigger question is - will Fleury ever play again?Feel bad for TK. The medical solution for his is medication that puts him at serious risk for other issues. Playing hockey would be contraindicated.

I think you meant "TV" instead of TK.

I read the interview of Vokoun and he really didn't sound too positive about ever coming back. Pens are getting along without him for now. Fluery isn't playing that bad and Zatkoff is coming in and doing real good lately. The big question is going to be the playoffs because Zatkoff pulled a Fluery last year in the playoffs with the Baby Pens.

December 2, 2013  09:41 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

I think you meant "TV" instead of TK. I read the interview of Vokoun and he really didn't sound too positive about ever coming back. Pens are getting along without him for now. Fluery isn't playing that bad and Zatkoff is coming in and doing real good lately. The big question is going to be the playoffs because Zatkoff pulled a Fluery last year in the playoffs with the Baby Pens.

I heard he played his Zatkoff.

December 2, 2013  09:53 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

I heard he played his Zatkoff.

is that tuned like a balalaika?

December 2, 2013  10:00 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

I heard he played his Zatkoff.

Whenever I hear that name it reminds me of my old Russian girlfriend. Olga Turnyourheadandkoff.

December 2, 2013  10:06 AM ET

I knew a buddy on blood thinners, he used to wear a long sleeve shirts in the summer sometimes.

December 2, 2013  10:14 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

is that tuned like a balalaika?

I'm not sure but I know you don't want it ringing out. Or out at all for that matter.

December 2, 2013  10:17 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Whenever I hear that name it reminds me of my old Russian girlfriend. Olga Turnyourheadandkoff.

Or the Russian author W.H.O. Bityourcockoff

December 2, 2013  10:18 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

I knew a buddy on blood thinners, he used to wear a long sleeve shirts in the summer sometimes.

The good news Shipper is at least he won't have rats.

December 2, 2013  10:21 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

I knew a buddy on blood thinners, he used to wear a long sleeve shirts in the summer sometimes.

I should add that it wasn't here in Arizona, it was Michigan. Out here is the day all Canadiens take a pic and send it back home with the caption ''look it's December and I'm in shorts and T-shirt'':-)

December 2, 2013  10:27 AM ET

"Will Vokoun ever play again?"

Does anybody want him to?

December 2, 2013  10:52 AM ET
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"Will Vokoun ever play again?"Does anybody want him to?

The Pens fans who watched Fluery tank early in the playoffs last year sure do.

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December 2, 2013  11:11 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

The Pens fans who watched Fluery tank early in the playoffs last year sure do.

Didn't realize you guys are that desperate.

December 2, 2013  11:17 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

The Pens fans who watched Fluery tank early in the playoffs last year sure do.

No doubt. When your teams weakest link is in goal you have serious concerns

December 2, 2013  11:33 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

The Pens fans who watched Fluery tank early in the playoffs last year sure do.

It will happen again if they don't get a legit #2 to take some of the workload of MAF.
Fleury's two cup final trips happened after a heavy workload but he was 24-25. He's 29 now and not getting younger. Zatkoff is ok for spot duty but this team would be in real trouble if Fleury got injured.

December 2, 2013  11:45 AM ET
QUOTE(#17):

No doubt. When your teams weakest link is in goal you have serious concerns

That's why the Wings are playing Gus so much.

 
December 2, 2013  12:30 PM ET
QUOTE(#19):

That's why the Wings are playing Gus so much.

Nobody cares about the Wings :)

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