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Roberto Luongo | Goalie | #1

Team: Florida Panthers
Age / DOB:  (37) / 4/4/1979
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 217
Drafted: 1997 / Rd. 1 (4) / NYI
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Roberto Luongo (hip) isn't expected to be healthy for the start of the 2016-17 campaign.
It's not clear how much time Luongo will miss, but that makes the signing of James Reimer all the more important. Luongo had been playing through the hip injury during the 2015-16 campaign, but kept quiet about it. Jul 1 - 3:36 PM

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The Panthers are looking for a goalie, according to George Richards of the Miami Herald.

It’s unclear if that means in the free agent market or via the trade route. Roberto Luongo is entrenched as the No. 1, and he’s signed until 2021. But he’s 37, and with Al Montoya set to be an unrestricted free agent, the Panthers’ interest in a netminder makes sense.
Jun 11 - 9:51 PM

It will be interesting to see what the Panthers' goaltending situation looks like for the 2016-17 campaign.

Roberto Luongo will be the team's starting goaltender of course, but he turned 37 in April so it might be a bit much to expect him to play in 62 games as he did in 2015-16. Al Montoya was the Panthers' backup and he did well in that role, but he's 31-year-old himself, so Florida might seek a younger alternative that could eventually succeed Luongo.
Jun 6 - 5:24 AM

Roberto Luongo is recovering well after some off-season hip surgery.

The workhorse goalie is expected to make a complete recovery in time for the beginning of training camp. Luongo is coming off a magnificent campaign in which he posted a 35-19-6 record to go along with a 2.35 goals-against-average and .922 save percentage over 62 games. He tired in the second half and was not at his best during the playoffs. Look for the Panthers to play Al Montoya (should he re-sign with the Panthers) or some other goalie more next season as the Cats realize that playing the 37-year-old Luongo in 62 games might have been a bit much.
Jun 4 - 9:55 AM

Roberto Luongo stopped 49 of 51 shots in Sunday's 2-1 double overtime loss to the New York Islanders.

Luongo was solid for most of regulation, but he seemed to be wearing down as the game wore on. The Panthers held a 1-0 lead heading into the final minute of regulation, when Islanders captain John Tavares tied the game with 53 seconds remaining. Tavares also beat Luongo on a wraparound in double overtime. Luongo posted a 2.05 goals-against-average and a .934 save percentage in the 2016 postseason.
Apr 24 - 11:59 PM

Roberto Luongo will make his 68th career playoff start Sunday night.

And it’s a crucial on as the Panthers trail in the series against the Islanders 3-2. Luongo sports a 2.24 GAA and .926 SV% in the series. He will need to be at his best in this one.
Apr 24 - 6:39 PM

Roberto Luongo will certainly get the start for Game 6 Sunday in Brooklyn.

This is a must-win contest for the Panthers as they trail the Islanders 3-2 in the series and there is no question that Florida coach Gerard Gallant will go with his starter. Luongo was brilliant in Friday's 2-1 double overtime loss stopping 40 of 42 shots.
Apr 23 - 8:41 AM

Roberto Luongo stopped 40 of 42 shots in Friday's 2-1 double overtime loss to the New York Islanders in Game 5.

Adam Quine beat Luongo with a power play goal at the 16:00 mark of the second overtime period to give the Islanders the win. The Panthers are now on the brink of elimination. Game 6 will be played in Brooklyn on Sunday. Luongo will enter Game 6 with a 2.62 goals-against-average and a .918 save percentage this postseason.
Apr 23 - 12:41 AM

Roberto Luongo will be in net in Friday's Game 5 against the Islanders.

Only 11 pucks have beaten Luongo on 134 combined shots through the first four games of the series. While the Panthers need a better, more consistent effort in order to move on, he could use a bit more defensive support as well. Bobby Lu is the Panthers' backbone.
Apr 22 - 6:37 PM

Roberto Luongo made 26 saves in the Panthers' 2-1 triumph over the Islanders on Wednesday night.

The Panthers tied the best-of-seven, first-round series 2-2. Luongo has a postseason goals-against average of 2.62 and a save percentage of 9.18.
Apr 21 - 12:01 AM

Roberto Luongo will start Wednesday's game against the New York Islanders.

He owns a 3.13 goals-against average and a .907 save percentage in three games in Round 1 versus the Islanders. Luongo hasn't looked very good in Florida's losses in the series and they need a victory on Wednesday to go back home even with New York.
Apr 20 - 5:39 PM

Roberto Luongo said he needed the rest after playing three playoff games in four nights.

"Three games in four nights with an overtime, so I'm pretty exhausted right now," he said. "I need a couple of days to re-energize to get ready for Wednesday." The 37-year-old netminder will be back in the cage for Game 4 against the Islanders.
Apr 19 - 10:44 AM

Roberto Luongo allowed four goals on 39 shots in Sunday's 4-3 OT loss in Game 3 against the Islanders.

The Panthers will be frustrated that they let 1-0, 2-0 and 3-1 leads slip away. This was Luongo's third start in four nights and at times it showed. The 37-year-old will benefit from an extra day of rest, as Game 4 won't be played until Wednesday night. He'll enter Game 4 with an ugly 3.13 goals-against-average and a mediocre .907 save percentage this postseason.
Apr 18 - 12:07 AM

Confirming an earlier note, Roberto Luongo will indeed be in net against the Islanders on Sunday in Game 3.

Luongo has turned away 62 of 68 combined shots through the first two games, and will look to help lead his Panthers to a commanding 2-1 series lead tonight.
Apr 17 - 4:47 PM

There should be little doubt that Roberto Luongo will get the start Sunday in Game 3 against the Islanders.

Luongo silenced some critics after his Game 1, 5-goals allowed loss, by stopping 41 shots Friday to lead the Panthers to a 3-1 Game 2 victory. Although the Panthers will be heading to Brooklyn and a hostile crowd, we would feel confident starting Luongo based on his Game 2 performance.
Apr 16 - 10:18 AM

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4Derek MacKenzie
5Greg McKegg
6Dave Bolland
LW1Jonathan Huberdeau
2Jussi Jokinen
3Jared McCann
4Jonathan Marchessault
RW1Jaromir Jagr
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5Logan Shaw
D1Aaron Ekblad
2Keith Yandle
3Jason Demers
4Mark Pysyk
5Alex Petrovic
6Jakub Kindl
7Michael Matheson
G1Roberto Luongo
2James Reimer
3Reto Berra