The Vancouver Canucks and all-star goaltender Roberto Luongo will have a deal on an extension in place before the start of training camp, sportsnet.ca has confirmed.
The two sides had already reached a deal in principle, with only minor details left to be worked out. The term and salary have been agreed upon and an official announcement is expected sometime before the club opens their camp on Sept. 13, the date Luongo had set as a deadline for negotiations.
The Montreal native will make $7.5 million in 2009-10, the final year of a four-year deal he signed in June 2006.
Luongo, 30, went 33-13 last season with a 2.34 GAA and posted nine shutouts.