Skip to main content

Roberto Luongo of Panthers will miss one week

Goalie sustained lower-body injury Thursday against Flyers

by Adam Kimelman @NHLAdamK / Deputy Managing Editor

PHILADELPHIA -- Florida Panthers goaltender Roberto Luongo likely will be out a week after sustaining a lower-body injury in a 2-1 shootout loss to the Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday, coach Tom Rowe said.

Luongo, 37, was making consecutive starts for the first time since he started three in a row Feb. 9-15. He made 13 saves in the first period, which ended 0-0, but was replaced by James Reimer at the start of the second.

Luongo, who is 17-15-6 with a 2.68 goals-against average and .915 save percentage in 40 games, was scratched from a start against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Jan. 26 after he sustained a minor injury during the morning skate. He left a 6-5 overtime win against the San Jose Sharks on Feb. 15 after cramping up late in the third period.

Goalie Reto Berra will be recalled from Springfield of the American Hockey League, Rowe said.

The Panthers begin a three-game homestand Saturday against the Dallas Stars (7 p.m. ET; FS-F, FS-SW, NHL.TV). They also host the New York Rangers on Tuesday and the Minnesota Wild on Thursday.

Luongo has 453 NHL wins, one behind Curtis Joseph for fourth all-time.

View More

The NHL uses cookies, web beacons, and other similar technologies. By using NHL websites or other online services, you consent to the practices described in our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service, including our Cookie Policy.