The move is somewhat of a surprise as Luongo started for Vancouver on Tuesday night in Los Angeles. Luongo stopped 26 shots in regulation and overtime before the Canucks fell 3-2 to the Kings in a shootout.
Luongo has appeared in three of Vancouver's six games, including two starts. He relieved Schneider halfway through the Canucks' lopsided season-opening loss to Anaheim, then went the distance in a shootout loss against Edmonton.
Luongo has a 0-0-2 record this season with a 2.21 goals-against average and .917 save percentage.
Schneider is 2-2-0 with a 3.13 GAA, a .897 save percentage. While he has struggled at times, he did make 30 saves in a 4-0 shutout of Anaheim last Friday.