Report: Leafs interested in Vokoun
The Toronto Maple Leafs are targeting soon-to-be free agent goaltender Tomas Vokoun, as they head into free agency and the entry draft, according to the Toronto Sun.
Vokoun finished his 2011-12 campaign with the Washington Capitals on the bench, largely due to a lingering groin injury and the emergence of Braden Holtby. With Holtby's late season serge and a young Michal Neuvirth, Vokoun's place on the Capitals disappeared.
"For me, it was never intention to be here more than a year," Vokoun said following the Capitals' Game 7 loss to the New York Rangers. "For me, it's more disappointing about how it went and obviously getting hurt and not having the chance to play in playoffs."
The Maple Leafs have stated their faith in current starting goaltender James Reimer, but they have expressed a desire to acquire a goaltender to play alongside the 24-year-old.
While rumours have suggested that the Leafs will pursue Vancouver Canucks goalie Roberto Luongo, Vokoun represents a safe and cheap alternative.
Vokoun posted a 25-17-2 record with a .917 save percentage and 2.51 goals against average in 48 games with the Capitals this season.