Luongo is expected to be fully recovered from offseason hip surgery by the start of the 2016-17 season, the Sun Sentinel reports.
Luongo's peripheral numbers (2.35 GAA, .922 save percentage) last regular season were almost identical to his output from the 2014-15 campaign, but he had seven more wins this time around, finishing with 35. He's one of the most reliable netminders in the game and warrants a high draft pick in most fantasy leagues next season.
Roberto Luongo denied 49 of 51 shots in Sunday's season-ending Game 6 loss to the Islanders.
An absolutely brutal break for Luongo, as he once again gave it everything he had -- and then some -- before falling short in double overtime for the second straight game. To make matters worse, he was less than a minute away from notching a shutout but ended up allowing the game-tying goal with just 54 seconds left after losing track of the puck. The 37-year-old wraps up his playoff run with a 2.05 GAA and .934 save percentage following one of his best regular seasons of recent vintage.
Roberto Luongo will patrol the crease in Sunday's Game 6 matchup with the Islanders, Arthur Staple of Newsday reports.
Despite a tremendous effort in Game 5, setting aside 40 of the 42 shots he faced, Luongo was slapped with the loss after allowing a double-overtime goal to the Isles' Alan Quine. The veteran will look to stave of elimination in Sunday's Game 6, but will have to hold his own on the road at the Barclay's Center in order to do so. However, Luongo and the Florida Panthers did take a game on the road earlier this season, so don't count them out yet.
Frans Nielsen put the puck past Luongo early in the first period but it was smooth sailing for the veteran backstop all the way through the first overtime. As fate would have it,
Roberto Luongo will get the start in goal in Friday's Game 5 against the Islanders, Newsday's Arthur Staple reports.
Luongo was fantastic in Wednesday's Game 4, stopping 26 of 27 shots en route to a 2-1 victory. The 37-year-old netminder will look to pick up his third win of the 2015-16 postseason Friday in another tough home matchup with a dangerous Islanders club that has racked up 11 goals through the first four games of the series despite only potting a single goal in Game 2 and Game 4.
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