Nashville Predators Executive Vice President/General Manager David Poile announced today that Predators goaltender Tomas Vokoun has been diagnosed with a blood condition called pelvic thrombophlebitis and is undergoing treatment at Baptist Hospital under the supervision of Predators head team physician Dr. Michael Pagnani, M.D. and team internist Dr. Richard Garman, M.D. While a full recovery is expected, Vokoun will miss the remainder of the 2005-06 regular season and post-season.
The Toronto Maple Leafs’ Darcy Tucker, he of Hall of Shame cheap-shot artistry, has claimed another victim. This time it wasn’t Michael Peca. It was Jochen Hecht of Buffalo.
Having been pasted to the boards like an iron-on decal by the Sabres’ Mike Grier, Tucker removed himself from the dashers and skated more than one zone with telescopic sights for the nearest Sabre who wouldn’t fight back. He found Hecht.