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It looks like Tomas Vokoun may be injured again

Mar 29, 2012, 7:50 PM EDT

Tomas Vokoun, Jeff Skinner AP

While it’s not a certainty, obvious body language – shaking his head in apparent frustration, leaving the ice in an instant – indicates that Tomas Vokoun aggravated his groin injury tonight. The Washington Times’ Stephen Whyno ranks among the people who feel strongly that it’s not just a skate issue for a goalie who missed 13 games with that ailment.

Whyno also points out that Braden Holtby left the press box to essentially back up Michal Neuvirth on an emergency basis, which just strengthens the possibility that Vokoun is injured.

The first period ended as a good news/bad news scenario for the Washington Capitals in another big game (this time against the Bruins in Boston). Admittedly, the atmosphere leans toward the negative, though.

Bad news: Jason Chimera received a game misconduct for a significant charging hit on Adam McQuaid, who was banged up after the hit.

Good news: Vokoun helped the Capitals kill most of the five-minute major penalty that resulted, leaving the net with somewhere around 40 seconds of PK time remaining.

Bad news: Vokoun likely tweaked that injury during the kill.

Neutral: The first period ended 0-0, which all things considered (particularly the 7-2 shot disparity in favor of Boston), might just be good news.

Update:’s Chuck Gormley reports that Vokoun won’t return to the game – and even goes as far as to wonder if it’s “the last” the team will see of the banged-up netminder. (In a Capitals uniform, at least.)

  1. bcisleman - Mar 29, 2012 at 8:01 PM

    Sid and Matt Cooke as well. Not sure what happened to Cooke. Sid took a Dylan Reese clearing attempt in the nose. Blood on the ice.

  2. rg3isvictory - Mar 29, 2012 at 8:03 PM

    Jesus his luck has been terrible this season. For the Caps it seem they’re likely to continue this goalie committee debacle that hasn’t work for them in years. I’m hoping for a surprise but I think this is then end of the current Capitals. Lets get back to a Offense first team please!!!

  3. ravenscaps48 - Mar 29, 2012 at 9:54 PM

    Matt Hendricks is dirtier than a Four Dollar Hooker

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