Luongo (lower body) skated Tuesday and hopes to play again this season, but he'll require a few more practices under his belt to make that a reality, the Sun-Sentinel reports. Coach Tom Rowe's tentative assessment of Luongo's potential return does not translate well for fantasy owners -- as it stands now, even if the veteran keeper does return this season, it will likely only be for the final few games. Between that shaky timeline and his less-than-stellar stat line (.915 save percentage and 2.68 GAA), Luongo is not a recommended fantasy play in most formats.
Head coach Tom Rowe told reporters Luongo (lower body) "didn't feel great" after his brief workout Wednesday and is still a week or two away from returning to game action, George Richards of the Miami Herald reports. Rowe also stated that the Panthers aren't going to rush Luongo back into the lineup, which suggests the 37-year-old goaltender may not be deployed until there are just a few games left in the regular season. James Reimer will continue to shoulder the load in goal while Luongo is sidelined.
Luongo departed from Thursday's game against the Flyers due to a lower-body injury and will not return, Harvey Fialkov of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports. Luongo reportedly injured himself on an awkward save late in the first period. More information on the veteran netminder's status should surface in the next couple days, but it would be a significant blow for the club if he were to miss extended time. James Reimer replaced him in net Thursday and would likely take starting duties if Luongo's injury were to cost him additional time.
Luongo (lower body) will miss "about a week," according to head coach Tom Rowe. Luongo left Thursday's game in the first period, and his status was clarified after the game. Fortunately, the Panthers only have two games in the next week; if all goes well, he could be back in time for next Friday's game against Minnesota.
Luongo will protect the road net from the Flyers on Thursday, George Richards of the Miami Herald reports. To say that Luongo's recent track record has been inconsistent would be a gross understatement. For example, he made quick work of the Hurricanes for a home win Tuesday, but he's also had terrible outings this calendar year, including save percentages of .857 (vs. Calgary) and .750 (vs. LA) -- just to name a few. The veteran's next draw comes against a Philadelphia team that ranks 19th in the league at 2.72 goals per game at home, albeit with a putrid minus-62 goal differential.
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