Penguins goaltender Vokoun assigned to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton
April 8, 2014 1:11 PM
Tom Mihalek/Associated Press
Penguins goaltender Tomas Vokoun, left, makes a save on a shot by the Flyers' Scott Hartnell last season in Philadelphia.
By Shelly Anderson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Penguins goaltender Tomas Vokoun on Wednesday will be assigned to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League on a conditioning assignment.
Vokoun is expected to play in a game this weekend for the first time this season. He has been out since training camp after a procedure to dissolve a blood clot in his pelvis. He has been practicing for several weeks.
"We have to see if he can" play in a game, coach Dan Bylsma said today after practice at Southpointe.
In the meantime, centers Evgeni Malkin (foot) and Joe Vitale (unspecified injury) were medically re-evaluated over the weekend and are skating lightly separately from the team.
Four players who missed Sunday's game at Colorado because of apparent minor injuries -- forwards Sidney Crosby and Chris Kunitz and defenseman Olli Maatta and Brooks Orpik -- practiced and are considered day to day.
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