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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 got back in the crease for Tuesday's preseason match against Nashville.
"Felt pretty good. Timing-wise and read-wise that's not where I want to be," Luongo said. "That wasn't the purpose of tonight. It was a matter of getting back into game action and making sure everything was working still. As far as that's concerned it's a good night. ... No effects after the game so that's a real positive." He allowed two goals on 14 shots, while playing just over half of the contest. Luongo healed much faster than expected after he underwent surgery to have his torn labrum repaired on May 3. Sep 28 - 10:53 AM

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According to a source, Roberto Luongo has been cleared medically to play without limitations.

He should get an opportunity to test his hip during the preseason. Luongo's return to health probably means that Reto Berra will start the year in the minors, while James Reimer will serve as the backup. Panthers GM Tom Rowe said that the plan is for Reimer to start between 35 to 40 games in 2016-17 to keep Luongo fresh and healthy.
Sep 22 - 7:48 AM

Roberto Luongo (hip) is expected to be ready for Florida's regular season opener.

Luongo wasn't expected to be ready for the start of the year initially because of a hip injury, but he has been recovering very well during the off-season.
Sep 20 - 2:41 PM

Roberto Luongo (hip) feels like he is ahead of schedule and he hopes to be ready for Florida's regular-season opener on Oct. 13.

"I don't want to put a number on it or a percentage," said Luongo after he took part in an informal practice Tuesday. "Right now I feel good, but it's still not quite there yet. It's just that last little bit. Hopefully, it'll come along in the next few weeks and I'll feel good enough to play." If he isn't ready to go then James Reimer and Reto Berra were added in the off-season as insurance.
Sep 7 - 10:06 AM

Roberto Luongo says his injured hip feels better than expected at this point.

"I started skating Aug. 5 and there has been slow progression but we've ramped it up here the past week or so and it has been good," said Luongo. "I'm not 100 percent; it's a five month rehab. But I'm feeling better than I thought I would. I thought it would be a slower progression, especially on the ice. It has gone fairly quickly and I'm happy about that. If the season were to start tomorrow, I probably wouldn't be able to go. But I feel good where I'm at and I'm excited about it." If when Luongo is fully healthy, the Panthers will probably look to decrease his workload. The fact that Florida also signed James Reimer this off-season won't help Luongo's fantasy value.
Aug 24 - 11:13 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Aleksander Barkov
2Vincent Trocheck
3Nick Bjugstad
4Derek MacKenzie
5Greg McKegg
LW1Jonathan Huberdeau
2Jussi Jokinen
3Jared McCann
4Jonathan Marchessault
RW1Jaromir Jagr
2Reilly Smith
3Colton Sceviour
4Shawn Thornton
5Logan Shaw
D1Aaron Ekblad
2Keith Yandle
3Jason Demers
4Mark Pysyk
5Alex Petrovic
6Jakub Kindl
7Michael Matheson
G1Roberto Luongo
2James Reimer
3Reto Berra