Doctors at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota cleared Vokoun on Monday after reviewing his status. The blood clots that kept Vokoun from finishing last season and put him on three months of blood thinners likely resulted from a childhood accident.
Vokoun said the blood clots didn't grow or get smaller with the blood thinners.
"That's basically the sign of being an old blood clot turning into scar tissue and growing into the side of the veins in your stomach, which is part of my anatomy right now. It's just something you just live with. Your body finds different ways to fix broken stuff inside you," Vokoun said.
Vokoun was only 10 months old when he grabbed a tablecloth, dumping hot coffee on himself. The blood clot is in his right groin, near where doctors inserted a catheter during his treatment as a baby.
knives of ice wrote:this is not good. it seems like Shero isn't that happy with MAF's work off ice in the offseason or his play in camp thus far either. that's what i get out of his comments anyways.
murphydump55 wrote:Not good, I was expecting TV to steal the starting job after the first two weeks.
All the best to him, get well so you can come back and give us some quality goaltending.