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Penguins Recall Goaltender Tomas Vokoun From AHL Conditioning Assignment

Tomas Vokoun #92 of the Pittsburgh Penguins looks on against the Boston Bruins during Game One of the Eastern Conference Final of the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Consol Energy Center on June 1, 2013 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Tomas Vokoun #92 of the Pittsburgh Penguins looks on against the Boston Bruins during Game One of the Eastern Conference Final of the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Consol Energy Center on June 1, 2013 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

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PITTSBURGH (93-7 The FAN) – With the playoffs starting on Wednesday and the question marks that constantly surround Marc-Andre Fleury this time of year, the Pens announced they’ve recalled goalie Tomas Vokoun from his conditioning assignment in the AHL.

The 37-year-old Vokoun was with the Baby Pens trying to get back in shape after returning from a blood clot in his pelvis during the preseason. The condition cost him the entire regular season.

In his two games with the Baby Pens, Vokoun went 1-1-0 with a 2.41 goals-against-average and an .891 save percentage.

It is not yet known if Vokoun will supplant backup Jeff Zatkoff for the playoffs, but his history with the Pens in the playoffs will certainly be in his favor.

After replacing Fleury in the playoffs last year, Vokoun went 6-5 in 11 playoff games with a 2.01 goals-against-average and a .933 save percentage.

Stay tuned to 93-7 The FAN for all the latest news on the Pens and their Stanley Cup playoff run.

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