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Roberto Luongo | Goalie | #1

Team: Florida Panthers
Age / DOB:  (38) / 4/4/1979
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 217
Drafted: 1997 / Rd. 1 (4) / NYI
Contract: view contract details

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Roberto Luongo is hoping that hip problems that plagued him last season are behind him now.
Luongo was limited to 40 games in 2017-18 due to lingering hip issues following surgery. The veteran netminder believes now 18-plus months post surgery, that the physical and mental issues surrounding his hip are gone. Despite his return to good health, Loungo, now 38, will likely be rested regularly during the season as the Panthers have a more than capable backup netminder in James Reimer. Sep 17 - 9:18 AM

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Roberto Luongo isn't worried about being claimed by the Vegas Golden Knights during this summer's expansion draft.

Each team is allowed to protect one goalie, so there's a chance the Panthers could opt to protect James Reimer instead of Luongo, but Luongo isn't worried about being claimed by the expansion team. "I'm old as dirt," said Luongo. "They don't want me." He might have a point. Luongo just turned 38 and he's dealing with a bad hip. The fact that the veteran has five years remaining on his contract also makes him an unattractive option for an expansion team.
Apr 12 - 12:33 AM

Florida GM Dale Tallon doesn't expect Roberto Luongo to need additional surgery.

He had hip surgery last off-season and didn't play after March 2 because of a core injury. Tallon sees Luongo returning to his role as the number goalie in 2017-18.
Apr 11 - 10:37 AM

Roberto Luongo (lower body) is not expected to play before the end of the regular season.

He hasn't been in the lineup since Mar. 2 because of a core injury. If his season is over then it will end with him posting a disappointing 17-15-6 record with a 2.68 GAA and a .915 save percentage.
Apr 3 - 5:56 PM

Roberto Luongo (lower body) won't be available on Saturday.

The Panthers were hoping to get Luongo back by now, but unfortunately that hasn't been the case. With James Reimer also injured, Reto Berra is now Florida's de facto starting goaltender.
Mar 31 - 1:10 PM

Interim coach Tom Rowe hopes to have Roberto Luongo in the crease for Thursday's game against Montreal.

James Reimer was injured Tuesday against Toronto, so the Panthers hope Luongo will be ready to return from his core injury. If Luongo isn't able to play then Reto Berra will probably face the Canadiens and Adam Wilcox could be recalled to serve as his backup.
Mar 30 - 8:47 AM

Roberto Luongo is a possibility for Thursday against Montreal or Saturday versus Boston.

He has been practicing as he works his way back from a lower-body injury. Luongo has been sidelined since Mar. 2.
Mar 28 - 5:19 PM

The Panthers expect to get Roberto Luongo back this week.

Florida coach Tom Rowe has been impressed with the progress Luongo is making with his lower-body injury that is associated with off-season hip surgery, and is expecting him to get a start on the team's upcoming road trip. Check back with us later this week as to Luongo's status.
Mar 26 - 10:18 AM

Roberto Luongo (lower body) might make his return during the Panthers' upcoming road trip.

Florida will have a four-game road trip that will start on Monday in Buffalo and conclude on April 1 in Boston. He last played on March 2.
Mar 25 - 1:21 PM

Roberto Luongo (lower body) attempted a brief workout.

Unfortunately Luongo didn't feel great afterwards, according to interim coach Tom Rowe. The Panthers don't expect him back for another week or two.
Mar 8 - 6:20 PM

Roberto Luongo may be back next week from a lower-body injury.

It's believed that the issue is related to his off-season surgery and it has been bothering him for most of the season. James Reimer has been shouldering the load during Luongo's absence and Reto Berra has been backing him up.
Mar 7 - 1:24 PM

Although he's expected to miss a week with a lower-body injury, Roberto Luongo isn't sure how long he'll really be out.

Luongo exited Thursday's game the Flyers and was unable to return. "There is no timeline on this," said Luongo, which would indicate that a return in a week might be optimistic. Expect James Reimer to get the bulk of the work no matter how long it takes Luongo to come back from this.
Mar 4 - 9:10 AM

Roberto Luongo (lower body) is expected to miss at least a week.

"It's pretty much the same thing," interim coach Tom Rowe said of Luongo's nagging injury. "It's real basic. I don't think it's going to be anything long term. ... Reimer played unbelievable, made huge saves for us all night long and gave us a chance." Luongo had to leave Thursday's start versus Philadelphia because of the injury.
Mar 3 - 9:24 AM

Roberto Luongo suffered a lower-body injury in Thursday's game against the Philadelphia Flyers.

Luongo was banged up after making an awkward save late in the first period. He stopped all 13 shots he faced to that point. James Reimer entered the game in relief for the Panthers, who lost the game in a shootout. Luongo is considered day-to-day right now.
Mar 2 - 10:47 PM

Roberto Luongo will start Thursday night against Philadelphia.

It'll be Luongo's third start in the span of four games. He has a 2.70 GAA and .914 save percentage in 39 contests in 2016-17.
Mar 2 - 11:54 AM

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3Nick Bjugstad
4Derek MacKenzie
LW1Jonathan Huberdeau
2Henrik Haapala
3Jared McCann
4Denis Malgin
5Micheal Haley
RW1Radim Vrbata
2Evgeny Dadonov
3Colton Sceviour
4Owen Tippett
5Jayce Hawryluk
6Maxim Mamin
D1Aaron Ekblad
2Keith Yandle
3Michael Matheson
4Alex Petrovic
5Mark Pysyk
6Ian McCoshen
7MacKenzie Weegar
G1Roberto Luongo
2James Reimer