Vokoun ready for return four months after surgery for blood clots

Czech ice hockey goaltender Tomáš Vokoun is due to play for the first time since September after suffering from blood clots and undergoing emergency surgery. Vokoun, who is 37, will line up for Pittsburgh Penguins in a game on Wednesday, the club’s coach Dan Bylsma told a newspaper. Bylsma said the goalie had stopped taking blood thinning medication a week ago and would undergo tests after the match.

Author: Ian Willoughby