A good chunk of the team might be in Russia right now taking part in the Olympics but on Wednesday the Pittsburgh Penguins got some great news back on the home front; Tomas Vokoun has been cleared to play.

The goaltender has been out the entire season after a scary situation unfolded in the preseason. At a team practice, a blood clot was discovered in Vokoun's pelvis that required immediate attention. He underwent surgery to disolve the clot that he said saved his life just in time.

After that scary incident, it wasn't clear if Vokoun would play in the NHL again. At 37 years of age, it would be a tough road to come back.

While the answer is not clear yet if he will play again this season (or next), he's at least medically cleared to. From here it's pretty much all up to him.