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Luongo to undergo MRI today

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GM Place was buzzing with curiosity this morning as everyone anxiously waited for news on Canucks' injured star goaltender Roberto Luongo.

Head coach Alain Vigneault informed media following practice that there are no updates yet on Luongo, who will be undergoing an MRI today.

"He's having his MRI today and we'll know later on during the day," said Vigneault. "He met our doctors yesterday and they suggested he do an MRI, and that's what we're going to do."

Vancouver Canuck fans everywhere had a synchronized gasp Saturday morning when they saw captain, Luongo sprawled on his stomach motionless. Luongo left the game assisted off the ice by his teammates and putting no pressure on his left leg.

"It's very disappointing and frustrating," said Luongo. "We've been playing great as a team and I've been really happy with my game in the last few weeks.  It's really disappointing to have something like this happen."

Early reports say he has suffered a groin pull but the extent of the injury will be confirmed after an MRI Monday.

Back up goaltender Curtis Sanford will start in net tonight as the Canucks face off against the Red Wings. Sanford stepped up in Luongo's absence Saturday and he and team took the two points out of Pittsburgh.

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