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NHL roundup: Penguins acquire goalie Vokoun from Caps

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The Pittsburgh Penguins obtained veteran goaltender Tomas Vokoun in a trade with the Washington Capitals on Monday and signed him to a two-year, $4 million contract.

The Penguins gave up a seventh-round pick in the 2012 NHL draft for the 35-year-old Vokoun, general manager Ray Shero said. Vokoun just completed his 13th season in the league.

Vokoun posted a 25-17-2 record with a 2.51 goals-against average, .917 save percentage and four shutouts in his one season with the Capitals. The season was cut short when he suffered a groin injury in late March and sat out the playoffs.

---Simon Gagne might return for the Los Angeles Kings in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final on Monday, according to multiple media reports.

If Gagne plays as expected, it would be his first game since he suffered a concussion Dec. 26 against the Phoenix Coyotes.

Gagne might play in place of Brad Richardson,.

---Devils defenseman Henrik Tallinder had to take some precautions during the flight from New Jersey to Los Angeles on Sunday.

Because he missed two months with acute thrombophlebitis (a blood clot) of the lower left leg, Tallinder could not sit still during the entire six-hour flight.

"You can't really sit still the whole time," Tallinder told "I was up jumping up a little bit more than I usually do from the seat. I was drinking maybe a little bit more water. I took some baby aspirins (to serve as blood thinners)."

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