The NHL and the Players’ Association will meet this weekend to find common ground on the issues that are dividing their sides and preventing a hockey season. Hockey fans should not hold their breath to an end of the lockout. The goal of this meeting is to work toward future meetings that would focus on only the core economic disagreement between the league and union.
With that being said one Pittsburgh Penguins is not waiting any longer. Penguins goaltender Tomas Vokoun is returning home to play hockey. Today, Vokoun announced that he signed a deal with Karlovy Vary of the Czech Extraliga. Karlovy Vary is Vokoun’s hometown club, making it an easy choice for him to decide where he wanted to play during the NHL lockout.
In other news Matt Cooke was injured during practice organized by the Penguins players today. During a drill, Cooke was clipped by Sidney Crosby’s stick blade. He did not finish the practice and left to seek medical attention.
Because of the lockout players cannot have contact with team personnel, so Cooke did not have access to the Penguins’ medical staff and had to seek medical treatment elsewhere.