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Penguins' goalie Vokoun undergoes pelvic surgery

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This article was published 21/9/2013 (1311 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.

PITTSBURGH -- Pittsburgh Penguins backup goaltender Tomas Vokoun has had surgery to remove a blood clot from his pelvis and will remain in the hospital for several days.

General manager Ray Shero announced the operation Saturday after the Penguins' 5-3 loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets in a pre-season game.

Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Tomas Vokoun makes a glove save during NHL hockey practice on Friday, May 31, 2013, in Pittsburgh. The Penguins are preparing to host the Boston Bruins in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals of the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs on Saturday. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

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Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Tomas Vokoun makes a glove save during NHL hockey practice on Friday, May 31, 2013, in Pittsburgh. The Penguins are preparing to host the Boston Bruins in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals of the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs on Saturday. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

He said Vokoun left practice at CONSOL Energy Center on Saturday morning after noticing swelling in his thigh. He was taken to a local emergency room, where doctors diagnosed the blood clot.

Jeff Zatkoff is likely to be the Penguins' backup goalie in Vokoun's absence.

-- The Associated Press

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