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Vancouver Canucks call up goaltender from Manitoba with Luongo questionable

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VANCOUVER - The Vancouver Canucks called up goaltender Drew MacIntrye from the AHL's Manitoba Moose on Tuesday.

The move came one day after Roberto Luongo was forced to miss a 4-2 loss to the Los Angeles Kings with a rib injury. MacIntyre, 24, of Charlottetown, has played 16 games with the Moose. He has a 11-4-1 record, 2.28 goals-against average and a .926 save percentage.

Luongo, who was nominated for the Hart Trophy last season, took the pre-game warmup with the Canucks in Los Angeles on Monday, but did not play. Backup Curtis Sanford got the start instead.

Luongo told reporters later he has been nursing a bruised rib all week after being injured Dec. 2 at Minnesota.

"It just got worse over the last two days, and I've been in pain all day," he said. "I was trying to see how I felt in warmups, but it wasn't good enough for me to go. It's not broken, but it hurts when I breathe and it hurts when I move. It's tough to do your job under those circumstances. It's day-to-day right now. Hopefully it's just a few days. It's almost got to heal on its own."

Also Tuesday, the Canucks recalled wingers Mason Raymond and Jason Jaffray.

Raymond, 22, had one assist in nine games with the Canucks earlier this season. The Coleman, Alta., native has six goals and eight assists in 17 games with the Moose.

Jaffray, 26, has played in 19 games for the Moose, recording 10 goals and 11 assists.

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