November 2008 - Vancouver Canucks Wiretap
Luongo Listed Week-To-Week With Groin Injury
Roberto Luongo has a strained groin muscle and the Canucks? goalie is expected to be sidelined at least a week, maybe longer, according to an Associated Press report on Monday. Luongo was injured five minutes into Saturday?s win at Pittsburgh and didn?t put any weight on his left leg while being helped off the ice. He had an MRI exam Monday and the team announced the diagnosis after consulting with doctors. Luongo was listed as week to week with an adductor muscle strain in his groin.
Injured Luongo To Have MRI
Roberto Luongo is expected to undergo an MRI on Sunday after leaving Vancouver's game against Pittsburgh on Saturday night with a strained groin. Luongo suffered the injury when he reached for a deflected puck during a dramatic 3-1 win over the Penguins. "I don't know if it happened when I was extending or as I was trying to react to the deflection -- it was pretty much a lot of pain at that point," said Luongo. "Right away, I knew it wasn't good. It's very disappointing and frustrating. We were playing great as a team and I was really happy with my game in the last few weeks."
Canucks' Luongo Leaves Game With Leg Injury
Canucks' goalie Roberto Luongo left the game against the Penguins on Saturday with an apparent left leg injury, according to an Associated Press report. Luongo was injured while making a routine save on a shot by Philippe Boucher about 5 minutes into the game. He slowly collapsed to the ice and was favoring his left leg while assisted off. No official word on his condition was immediately available.
Canucks Recall Baumgartner From Manitoba
The Canucks on Thursday recalled defenseman Nolan Baumgartner from Manitoba of the AHL, as reported by Yahoo.com. Baumgartner leads all Manitoba defensemen with six points in 12 games this season.
Canucks' Bieksa To Miss Two Weeks
Canucks' defenseman Kevin Bieksa is expected to miss two weeks with a fractured left foot, according to a published report in the Vancouver Sun on Thursday. Bieksa originally was injured while on the receiving end of a shot off the stick of teammate Michel Ouellet in a victory over the Predators on November 4.
Luongo Named NHL's 'First Star'
Goaltenders Roberto Luongo, Steve Mason and Brent Johnson on Monday were named as the NHL's ?Three Stars? for the week, as reported by Yahoo.com. Luongo was dominant for the Canucks, stopping all 81 shots he faced in posting three consecutive shutouts as he was named the ?First Star.?