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Canucks to update Luongo's status on Monday

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TSN.ca Staff
11/23/2008 2:56:39 PM
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The prognosis on Vancouver Canucks goaltender Roberto Luongo will have to wait another day, as the team said Sunday that there won't be an update on his injury status until after Monday's skate.

Luongo left Saturday's 3-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins with an apparent left groin injury.

With 15:06 left in the first period, Luongo made a pad save but immediately fell down to the ice and could not get up. Play was stopped and a couple teammates had to help him off the ice after a lengthy trainers visit.

Curtis Sanford came in to replace Luongo in net after the starter made one save without allowing a goal.

"You hate to see your teammate down on the ice like that, he's the biggest part of our team," Sanford said. "But we're going to have to move past that and we're going to have to play some games without him in there."

Luongo has posted an 11-5-2 mark this season with a .928 save percentage. He had a career-long shutout streak earlier in the season, going 2:42:36 without allowing a goal. He has an NHL-best five shutouts on the season and has a 2.18 goals-against average.

Roberto Luongo (Photo: The Canadian Press)

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(Photo: The Canadian Press)
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