Report: Luongo expected to be out 7-14 days
Canucks goaltender Roberto Luongo. (Chris Szagola/AP)
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January 6, 2014, 9:30 PM
Vancouver Canucks goaltender Roberto Luongo is expected to miss seven to 14 days with an ankle injury, according to TVA’s Renaud Lavoie.
#canucks Roberto Luongo (ankle) should be out for 7 to 14 days. Better than first expected.
— Renaud Lavoie (@LavoieRenaud) January 7, 2014
Luongo underwent an MRI Monday after suffering the injury against the Los Angeles Kings Saturday night.
Hearing specialist has confirmed no real damage to Luongo's ankle. Sounds like he can start skating as soon as its pain free. #canucks
— Dan Murphy (@sportsnetmurph) January 7, 2014
The 34-year-old was shaken up when Kings forward Dustin Brown pushed the Canucks goaltender back into his net and knocked his helmet off. He was able to finish the game, picking up 46 saves in a 3-1 loss to the Kings.
Luongo did not suit up when Vancouver faced the Anaheim Ducks on Sunday night.
With Luongo sidelined for the second time in less than a month, the Canucks have recalled goaltender Joacim Eriksson from the AHL’s Utica Comets.
Eriksson, 23, has 8-11-1, a 0.905 save percentage, a 2.84 goals against-average and two shutouts in 21 games with Utica this season.
The 23-year-old Swede originally selected with Vancouver as a free agent on July 17, 2013.