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Roberto Luongo doesn't start for Panthers

James Reimer in goal against Predators; account executive is emergency backup @NHL

Goalie Roberto Luongo did not start for the Florida Panthers against the Nashville Predators on Friday because of an upper-body injury.

James Reimer started for Florida. Luongo took warmups then arrived late to the Panthers bench in the first period before going back to the locker room.

Bobby Segin, a ticket account executive for the Panthers, is the Florida emergency goalie, its website said.

Luongo has 448 NHL wins, tied with Terry Sawchuk for fifth place in League history. Luongo last won on Dec. 20 against the Buffalo Sabres. The 37-year-old is 11-10-5 with a 2.48 goals-against average and .919 save percentage.

He made 35 saves in a 4-1 loss to the Winnipeg Jets on Wednesday.

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