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Vokoun compares his groin injury to a concussion

Apr 19, 2012, 10:03 AM EDT

Tomas Vokoun, Jeff Skinner AP

Tomas Vokoun faced shots on Wednesday, but he’s still out indefinitely due to a pretty severe groin muscle tear.

“The explanation from the doctor to me was that it’s like a concussion,” Vokoun said. “Somebody heals in months, somebody else [sooner], it all depends on how your body is reacting so you can’t predict. It’s not like saying ‘its two weeks and you’ll be fine.’ It’s when you feel good — that’s when you’re fine. That means you have to go through a full practice and do everything like in a game situation and I haven’t done anything close to that.”

The Capitals are down in their series 2-1 against the Boston Bruins, although their goaltending hasn’t been the problem. Braden Holtby has done a fine job of stepping up and their one victory is largely thanks to his efforts.

Still, after joining Washington in the summer for a chance to play in the postseason, it looks like Vokoun might not get that chance.

Vokoun is scheduled to be an unrestricted free agent this summer and the Washington Capitals are unlikely to re-sign him. Instead, the team is likely to begin the 2012-13 campaign with Holtby and Michal Neuvirth.

  1. govtminion - Apr 19, 2012 at 10:12 AM

    To be honest, watching Vokoun play this season, I can’t help but wonder… would the Bruins be finishing the sweep tonight if he’d been in net?

    Holtby has been amazing. Vokoun and Neuvirth weren’t exactly awe-inspiring this regular season.

    • warpstonebc - Apr 19, 2012 at 10:44 AM

      I agree. I thought he was quite the coup of a signing for the caps, but clearly he’s not at the same level anymore.

      • govtminion - Apr 19, 2012 at 10:49 AM

        …maybe they should look into Luongo for next year?

        (KIDDING!)

  2. ravenscaps48 - Apr 19, 2012 at 10:25 AM

    Ask atom Poti how the groin injury has worked out for him… He’s played 1 Game in Two and a Half Years

  3. capsfan19 - Apr 19, 2012 at 10:37 AM

    Sadly minion i agree….

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