Pittsburgh Penguins netminder Tomas Vokoun has yet to take the ice this season because of a severe blood clotting issue that landed him on the injured reserve list to start the year. However, Vokoun is set to take a big step towards a return to the team on Wednesday.
According to Penguins head coach Dan Bylsma, Vokoun begin skating tomorrow nearly four months after his health scare.
Vokoun will skate tom. Has been off blood thinners for week. When levels are normal he will be able to take shots, per coach Bylsma
— Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) January 21, 2014
The initial timetable for Vokoun’s return was three to four months, so he is right on track to resume skating.
Jeff Zaktoff has been serving as the back up to Marc-Andre Fleury in Vokoun’s absence and he has had an impressive 7-2-1 record. In his starts, Vokoun has a .906 save percentage and 2.67 GAA.