Vancouver Canucks' all-World goaltender Roberto Luongo may have suffered a setback in his attempt to return from a groin injury.
The Vancouver Sun is reporting that the Canucks captain, who was hoping to return to Vancouver's lineup this weekend, left practice Wednesday after only 20 minutes and did not speak to reporters following practice.
Canucks' head coach Alain Vigneault told reporters that he was unaware if the two-time All-Star had tweaked his injured groin muscle.
"He's been following a steady plan and the plan is for him to practice on Friday," Vignault told the Vancouver Sun. "Every day is steady improvement. Groins are tough areas for players, especially goaltenders so we'll see how things progress."
Luongo has been sidelined since November 22nd after suffering an injury in the first period during a victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins.