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 his pelvis.
A Czech-language report today said Vokoun, 37, might have to retire from hockey and that he felt lucky to be alive, according to a Google translation. It quoted the goaltender as saying he had blood clots from "mid-thigh almost to the heart."
Walsh, in an email exchange, said Vokoun's thoughts were not portrayed in their entirety in the story. Vokoun is Czech.
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