Agent: Vokoun wants to play next season

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It wasn’t long ago that goaltender Tomas Vokoun figured that 2013-14 would almost certainly be his last season. He’s hoping that isn’t the case.

Vokoun has informed agent Allan Walsh that he’s completely committed to playing in the NHL next season.

He’ll turn 38 in July and didn’t play in the NHL in 2013-14 due to a blood-clot issue, but he did get two AHL contests under his belt before the season ended.

The Pittsburgh Penguins aren’t likely to re-sign him as they’ve already inked goalie Jeff Zatkoff to a one-way, two-year deal to serve as Marc-Andre Fleury’s understudy. Still, Vokoun was a great netminder for many years before he ran into health problems this season and he’s likely to attract some interest on the market as a potential backup goaltender.

Vokoun would bring 300 wins and 700 games worth of NHL experience with him.