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Re: Vokoun out indefinitely: blood clot

Postby Pens4Life on Sun Sep 22, 2013 2:54 am

Get well soon Vokoun :?
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Re: Vokoun out indefinitely: blood clot

Postby djlm on Sun Sep 22, 2013 5:19 am

All the best for TV's recovery.

On another semi-related subject: Does having TV on LTIR make us salary cap compliant?
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Re: Vokoun out indefinitely: blood clot

Postby Steve Dave on Sun Sep 22, 2013 6:48 am

Not sure what their current cap situation is. capgeek says they are approx. $1.1 mil over the cap but there have been reports it is lower than that, up to only being over by $.5 mil. The Pens can't put him on LTIR until after day 1 of the season, so to get around that would have to demote a player to WBS for a day. They did something like this a few years ago (Tangradi) when Staal started the year on LTIR. Depending on what cap number you use, $1.1 would mean with Zatkoff ($537,500), the Pens would have approx. $360,000 in cap space (13F, 8D, 2G).
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Re: Vokoun out indefinitely: blood clot

Postby Factorial on Sun Sep 22, 2013 6:14 pm

Is murphydump55 one of those French Canadian haters? Or does his negative attitude extend to all areas regardless of ethnic background?
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Re: Vokoun out indefinitely: blood clot

Postby nastystang05 on Sun Sep 22, 2013 6:27 pm

Bryzgalov to the pens?
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Re: Vokoun out indefinitely: blood clot

Postby no name on Sun Sep 22, 2013 6:28 pm

So who is next on the depth chart?? Or does Ray go looking for a short term sub.

Oh yeah and all the best to Thomas V. and getting better. He was a wall during the playoffs.

OK MAF get your head and game together lets do this.
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Re: Vokoun out indefinitely: blood clot

Postby no name on Sun Sep 22, 2013 6:37 pm

llipgh2 wrote:Johan Hedberg is available. :pop:



This. :thumb:
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Re: Vokoun out indefinitely: blood clot

Postby GenoMachino71 on Sun Sep 22, 2013 7:27 pm

GDR wrote:In 2006 he was diagnosed with a similar blood clot on April 10...he didn't get clearance to resume activity until July 24.


he cant play hockey on blood thinners

he's gonna be out for a long time....

Pens better be on the lookout for another #2 goalie
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Re: Vokoun out indefinitely: blood clot

Postby shmenguin on Mon Sep 23, 2013 8:18 am

i don't think this affects much of anything. this team makes the playoffs no matter how many games zatkoff plays. assuming vokoun comes back by march, i don't see the big deal. now if he's out for the whole year, we're screwed, but that's not likely, i imagine.
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Re: Vokoun out indefinitely: blood clot

Postby Defence21 on Mon Sep 23, 2013 9:10 am

shmenguin wrote:i don't think this affects much of anything. this team makes the playoffs no matter how many games zatkoff plays. assuming vokoun comes back by march, i don't see the big deal. now if he's out for the whole year, we're screwed, but that's not likely, i imagine.

If Vokoun is out until March, who is to say he'll be capable of stepping in and playing at a playoff level? I'm not necessarily worried about the regular season (aside from a potential injury to Fleury, of course), but if he's out long-term, an external backup or potential platoon goaltender is a necessity. I hate to say it, but Bryzgalov should be discussed in addition to Hedberg, Theodore, and possibly (as stupid as this sounds) DiPietro. My choice would come down to Hedberg and Theodore, but I certainly wouldn't rule out Bryzgalov, who could be a strikeout/home run signing on the cheap, given that he's being paid $1.6+ million per year by the Flyers.
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Re: Vokoun out indefinitely: blood clot

Postby demondg1 on Mon Sep 23, 2013 9:20 am

Spoiler:
Debra Morgan is out indefinitely because of a blood clot too.
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Re: Vokoun out indefinitely: blood clot

Postby Jim on Mon Sep 23, 2013 9:45 am

Blood thinners suck. I get a paper cut and bleed for 2 hours.
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Re: Vokoun out indefinitely: blood clot

Postby shmenguin on Mon Sep 23, 2013 10:13 am

Defence21 wrote:
shmenguin wrote:i don't think this affects much of anything. this team makes the playoffs no matter how many games zatkoff plays. assuming vokoun comes back by march, i don't see the big deal. now if he's out for the whole year, we're screwed, but that's not likely, i imagine.

If Vokoun is out until March, who is to say he'll be capable of stepping in and playing at a playoff level? I'm not necessarily worried about the regular season (aside from a potential injury to Fleury, of course), but if he's out long-term, an external backup or potential platoon goaltender is a necessity. I hate to say it, but Bryzgalov should be discussed in addition to Hedberg, Theodore, and possibly (as stupid as this sounds) DiPietro. My choice would come down to Hedberg and Theodore, but I certainly wouldn't rule out Bryzgalov, who could be a strikeout/home run signing on the cheap, given that he's being paid $1.6+ million per year by the Flyers.


he'll have a over a month to get into game shape in that scenario. but removing the "march" specificity, it still comes down to this...as long as vokoun comes back before XX/XX/2014, this is almost certainly non-issue. the debatable element is when "XX/XX/2014" is.
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Re: Vokoun out indefinitely: blood clot

Postby Wregget31 on Mon Sep 23, 2013 2:28 pm

The Moose is available.
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Re: Vokoun out indefinitely: blood clot

Postby Penspal on Mon Sep 23, 2013 2:30 pm

Wregget31 wrote:The Moose is available.


So is your namesake ;)
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Re: Vokoun out indefinitely: blood clot

Postby Wregget31 on Mon Sep 23, 2013 2:33 pm

Nah, he's too busy running his new sports bar.
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Re: Vokoun out indefinitely: blood clot

Postby MRandall25 on Mon Sep 23, 2013 2:35 pm

His son plays in the advanced rec league here at OSU.

Might as well be the NHL, right?
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Re: Vokoun out indefinitely: blood clot

Postby Rylan on Tue Sep 24, 2013 1:14 pm

Jim wrote:Blood thinners suck. I get a paper cut and bleed for 2 hours.


I would get freezing cold on blood thinners.
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Re: Vokoun out indefinitely: blood clot

Postby shoeshine boy on Wed Sep 25, 2013 7:42 am

holy carp! I go to the beach for a few days and everything goes to Hell! :scared:
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Re: Vokoun out indefinitely: blood clot

Postby Gaucho on Wed Sep 25, 2013 4:55 pm

Released from hospital, per NHL.com. :thumb:
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Re: Vokoun out indefinitely: blood clot

Postby mariojr on Wed Sep 25, 2013 8:56 pm

Does anyone know if this was deep vein thrombosis, or phlebitis. The first is much more serious. The second is only superficial. Since he had a medical procedure done to dissolve it, rather than just going on blood thinners (as I did for a phlebitis in my left leg last year), I suspect it was DVT. That's some really scary stuff.
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Re: Vokoun out indefinitely: blood clot

Postby tfrizz on Thu Sep 26, 2013 12:10 pm

Was this posted on hfboards - a piece on Vokoun in a Czech newspaper today. Link below is translated to English through Google Translate.

Vokoun was afraid to die. After surgery says: Maybe I will not be playing hockey


Doesn't sound good. As the article brokenly states - Vokoun may be an old man in the hockey world, but he still got plenty of life to live.
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Re: Vokoun out indefinitely: blood clot

Postby Tico Rick on Thu Sep 26, 2013 12:18 pm

That would be a big loss for the Pens, but TV needs to do what's right for him.
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Re: Vokoun out indefinitely: blood clot

Postby Idoit40fans on Thu Sep 26, 2013 12:51 pm

As soon as I heard about it, I kind of assumed he'd be retiring. Hopefully he Savard/Prongers his way through the remainder of the contract.
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Re: Vokoun out indefinitely: blood clot

Postby tfrizz on Thu Sep 26, 2013 12:55 pm

Idoit40fans wrote:As soon as I heard about it, I kind of assumed he'd be retiring. Hopefully he Savard/Prongers his way through the remainder of the contract.


This is the last year of his contract, so he just needs to spend the season on LTIR then retired.
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