Penguins G Tomas Vokoun to skate on Wednesday

Sep 19, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Tomas Vokoun (92) warms up before the game against the Chicago Blackhawks at the United Center. Mandatory Credit: Rob Grabowski-USA TODAY Sports

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.

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.

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