Penguins add Vokoun to playoff roster

The Sports NetworkApril 14, 2014 

Pittsburgh, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - Goaltender Tomas Vokoun, sidelined the entire 2013-14 regular season while recovering from a career-threatening blood clot in his leg, was recalled by the Pittsburgh Penguins from a minor league conditioning assignment on Monday.

Vokoun, who replaced an ineffective Marc-Andre Fleury during last year's playoffs to help the Penguins reach the Eastern Conference finals, underwent an emergency procedure back in September to dissolve a blood clot in his pelvis. The 37-year-old returned to action with the American Hockey League's Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins this past weekend and appeared in two games, posting a 2.41 goals-against average and an .891 save percentage.

The veteran Czech will add depth behind Fleury and No. 2 netminder Jeff Zatkoff for Pittsburgh's opening-round playoff series against Columbus, which begins Wednesday.

In 700 career NHL regular-season games, Vokoun owns a 300-288-78 record with a 2.55 GAA and 51 shutouts.

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