Penguins general manager Ray Shero said many of the club's decisions about offseason personnel moves will be framed after pro scouting meetings later this week, but he didn't need -- or want -- to wait to make one significant change.

Looking to upgrade the team's goaltending from a couple of different perspectives, Shero acquired the rights Monday to veteran Tomas Vokoun from Washington in exchange for a seventh-round pick in this month's NHL draft. He then signed Vokoun to a two-year, $4 million contract.

"The idea behind this is this gives us the best tandem [at goalie we've had] in a long time," Shero said.