Roberto Luongo RUMORS & NEWS

  • Panthers goalie Roberto Luongo to return tonight

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Following morning skate at the BB&T Center, Florida Panthers coach Gerard Gallant announced goalie Roberto Luongo will make his long-awaited return on Thursday night against the Detroit Red Wings. Luongo has been out since March 3 when he took a puck off his right shoulder in a bizarre 3-2 loss..." March 19

  • Panthers recall goalies after injuries to Roberto Luongo, Al Montoya "The wild scene during the Florida Panthers' 3-2 loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs has proven costly. Both starting goaltender Roberto Luongo and backup Al Montoya were injured in the game, with Luongo having to suit back up after despite being hurt. It appears that both could be on the shelf for..." March 04

  • Could Roberto Luongo turn to poker once he retires from the NHL?

    Sporting News "It's no secret that Florida Panthers star goaltender Roberto Luongo knows his way around the poker table. Luongo has long voiced the fact that he loves to play the game and manages to take some time to hang out at the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas every few summers - sometimes, he even finds..." January 20

  • Panthers' Luongo back in Vancouver to face Canucks "Florida Panthers goaltender Roberto Luongo isn't sure what to expect from Vancouver Canucks fans when he returns for the first time to play his old team on Thursday. With Luongo, it's often hard to tell the cheers from jeers anyway. "Loos and boos all sound the same, so I won't be able to..." January 07

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    George Richards @GeorgeRichards

    Dale Tallon says Roberto Luongo arm injury 'not serious' and that he's day to day. Montoya starts Fri v #Sens - Ellis en route #FlaPanthers

  • Luongo set for another season, but not taking himself too seriously

    Fox Sports "With NHL training camps kicking off this week, many players step onto the ice with a fresh slate, hoping to produce and help their team win the Stanley Cup. Florida Panthers goalie Roberto Luongo, however, seemingly likes to dwell on past misfortunes. The former Vancouver Canuck posted a..." September 22

  • Canucks trade Roberto Luongo to Panthers "The Vancouver Canucks have traded goalie Roberto Luongo to the Florida Panthers. Luongo rejoins the Panthers after having been traded to Vancouver eight seasons ago. He spent five seasons with the Panthers from 2000-01 to 2005-06 before playing the past eight years with the Canucks." March 04

  • Roberto Luongo not happy about not starting Heritage Classic "Eddie Lack will get the start in net for the Vancouver Canucks in Sunday's Heritage Classic at BC Place against the Ottawa Senators, not Roberto Luongo. The latter does not sound happy about not playing in the game. As you may recall, last year was a rather turbulent one for Luongo and the..." March 02

  • Carey Price to start first game for Canada, Roberto Luongo second "Sticking true to his word, Canada coach Mike Babcock will split his goalie starts in the first two games. Carey Price will open against Norway on Thursday and 2010 goalie Roberto Luongo will face Austria on Saturday. This has been the plan for Canada for a while, to give each of the top two..." February 12

  • Price vs. Luongo: ‘We’re not teammates yet’ "Canadian fans will get another look at their top two Olympic netminders heading into the break when Carey Price and Roberto Luongo face off Thursday night in Montreal on Sportsnet Pacific (7:30 p.m. ET). “We’re not teammates yet,” Price told reporters when asked if it was special to go..." February 06

  • Luongo’s drama-free season quietly turning into one of the best of his career

    Vancouver Province "This is about Roberto Luongo and that should be surprising. Because this season, for the first time in a long, long time, a Canucks team is about everything but the goalie. There’s the riveting new coach. There’s the fading top six. There’s the ongoing metamorphosis from the skilled..." January 23

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    Elliotte Friedman @FriedgeHNIC

    Luongo says he is a game-time decision

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    Vancouver Canucks @VanCanucks

    "I'm going on the road trip, but I don't know when I'll be playing yet." - Luongo

  • Canucks Luongo, Hamhuis ‘proud, excited’ to play for Team Canada in Sochi

    Vancouver Sun "Marty Hamhuis hasn't slept the same since his son, Dan, returned to his home province 3½ years ago to play hockey for the Vancouver Canucks. “Since he became a Canuck, I have to get out of bed an hour earlier every day just to talk hockey with people,” Mr. Hamhuis laughed Tuesday. “Everybody is..." January 08

  • Canucks list Luongo as day-to-day with injury "Roberto Luongo is day-to-day after he was injured Saturday night, Vancouver Canucks coach John Tortorella said Sunday. Luongo did not serve as backup to Eddie Lack in a 4-3 loss to the Anaheim Ducks at Honda Center and Vancouver signed Rob Laurie to a professional tryout contract to backup..." January 06

  • Luongo to miss seven to 10 days with suspected groin injury

    Vancouver Province "njury — and as a result the Vancouver Canucks have recalled goaltender Joacim Eriksson to dress as Eddie Lack’s backup. Eriksson was told two days before Christmas that he would be called up, and he received the news while he and his girlfriend were having a couple of days off in the Big..." December 28

  • Lack backstops Canucks to 2-1 victory over Jets after Luongo leaves game

    Vancouver Province "Somebody joked that Roberto Luongo pulled himself from the crease Sunday so he could make his flight with a four-day Christmas break from the practice rink awaiting the exhausted Vancouver Canucks, who have played four games in six days and six games in the last 10 days. Some joke. There was..." December 23

  • Skinner, Hall, Luongo named 'Three Stars' of week "Carolina Hurricanes forward Jeff Skinner, Edmonton Oilers forward Taylor Hall and Vancouver Canucks goaltender Roberto Luongo have been named the NHL's 'Three Stars' for the period ending Dec. 8. FIRST STAR -- JEFF SKINNER, CAROLINA HURRICANES Skinner tallied six points last week, including..." December 09

  • Torts moves Kesler to centre, challenges Luongo

    Vancouver Province "Ryan Kesler said he’s happy to play anywhere. He just happens to be a lot happier if it’s at centre. That’s where Kesler finds himself again, after spending almost a month doing little on the wing, where some contend he’s better suited. But Kesler has gone 12 games without an even-strength..." November 28

  • Goalie controversy? Luongo is the least of Vancouver’s worries

    Vancouver Province "There was a time when you couldn’t go an hour without hearing about the Canucks goaltending issues, let alone a day. Now, it seems it’s been a month. A lot has happened since Cory Schneider was traded to New Jersey. There is a certain calmness in net, one that hasn’t been there since Roberto..." November 21

  • Roberto Luongo, Tim Thomas set to meet again

    Vancouver Sun "Let the tire pumping begin. Canuck netminder Roberto Luongo couldn't help but poke fun at himself on his twitter account Monday as he prepared to face the Florida Panthers and old nemesis Tim Thomas. Under his @strombone1 handle, Luongo wrote: “Just at Canadian Tire picking up a few..." November 19

  • A return to his NHL roots on Long Island rekindles memories for Luongo

    Vancouver Sun "Long before the knock on the door of his south Florida home this past summer from Vancouver Canucks owner Francesco Aquilini Roberto Luongo had another draft-day surprise. It came courtesy of his original NHL team the New York Islanders who the Canucks meet here on Tuesday night. It was the..." October 22

  • Tale of two goalies, a dribble and a masterclass

    Vancouver Province "Canada’s starting goalie at the Winter Olympics will be determined by a number of factors and given we still have three months to go before the momentous decision is reached it figures the number of hideous nightmarish goals scored on one of the candidates in head-to-head competition won’t move..." October 13

  • Roberto Luongo says getting the win was what mattered

    Vancouver Sun "It looked like the game was going to a shootout which would have been appropriate. After all this game wasn’t so much the Vancouver Canucks versus the New Jersey Devils but Roberto Luongo versus Cory Schneider. All that was missing was Michael Buffer introducing the two goalies before the..." October 09

  • It’s back to the future with Luongo

    Vancouver Province "At the beginning of last season in this space The Province ran a cover story previewing the year ahead about Cory Schneider. The line was: “It’s his time.” Boy were we wrong. The short-lived Schneider era is now long gone and it’s back to the future with Roberto Luongo on a team that has..." October 03

  • Luongo gets the start as Canucks host Oilers "Roberto Luongo begins his second stint as the starter in Vancouver tonight when the Canucks host the Edmonton Oilers at Rogers Arena. Last season Luongo started the season as the backup to Cory Schneider awaiting a trade that would never materialize. Then at the NHL Draft in June the Canucks..." September 18

  • Luongo arrives in Vancouver looking forward "Roberto Luongo returned to the city he thought he'd left for good Friday pulling on a Vancouver Canucks practice sweater for the first time since the team shocked everyone -- especially Luongo -- by instead trading Cory Schneider to the New Jersey Devils at the NHL Draft. Almost two months..." September 07

  • Tortorella says he's spoken to Luongo and he's ready to play "With training camp just three weeks away John Tortorella has kept the lines of communication open with his No. 1 goaltender and knows he's ready to report. In an interview with The Vancouver Sun on Wednesday the Vancouver Canucks head coach said he's been in constant contact with Roberto Luongo..." August 25

  • Luongo no longer seeking trade from Canucks "Vancouver Canucks goaltender Roberto Luongo said he did not continue to request a trade away from the team when he met with general manager Mike Gillis this summer. "Not in July no" Luongo told TSN in an interview released Saturday. "Obviously at that point there was not many ways to go about..." August 25

  • Luongo says he's committed to Van City but questions linger "Roberto Luongo is reporting to Vancouver Canucks training camp motivated to re-establish himself "as one of the top goalies in the League." He is also returning to one of the NHL's biggest soap operas. In his first interview since the Canucks shocked the hockey world – and both their goalies –..." August 24

  • Roberto Luongo says he'll report to camp, considered voiding contract "Shortly after John Tortorella gave assurances that Roberto Luongo just wanted to play and had a good mindset for training camp with the Canucks the long-awaited word from Luongo has come down. The drama can end for now. Luongo who had remained silent since Cory Schneider was surprisingly traded..." August 23

  • Tortorella says Roberto Luongo working hard, just wants to play "For more than a year the situation around Roberto Luongo in Vancouver has been unsettled to say the least. From wanting to be traded to being nearly impossible to trade and then Cory Schneider being traded instead Luongo's state of mind about the whole thing has been in question. Reports suggested..." August 22

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    Farhan Lalji @FarhanLaljiTSN

    From #Luongo's co-agent Pat Brisson says "Roberto has a contract & is preparing to be at training camp." Still planning to speak to MG tho

  • Luongo drops longtime agent, hires high-profile J.P Barry-Pat Brisson duo

    Vancouver Sun "Vancouver Canucks goalie Roberto Luongo has dumped his longtime agent and is now being represented by the heavyweight duo of J.P. Barry and Pat Brisson of CAA Sports. Barry confirmed Wednesday that the change was made earlier this week. Luongo was previously represented by Gilles Lupien who..." July 25

  • Canucks turn an embarrassment of riches in net into a flat-out embarrassment

    Vancouver Province "Decades from now, when people are recounting the Vancouver Canucks history, this will be one of the days they remember. Whether it's fondly or not, remains to be seen. Much of that will depend on Roberto Luongo, the deposed starter whose Canucks career was resurrected in the latest, and..." July 01

  • Canucks reportedly considering playing Schneider trade card

    Vancouver Province "It’s always been the ace up their sleeve, but the Vancouver Canucks have never wanted to play that card. In attempting to trade Roberto Luongo and his mammoth contract — the nine years and $40.5 million US remaining on his 12-year pact pays $6.7 million the next five seasons and has a salary..." June 29

  • Canucks will try to trade Roberto Luongo in run-up to NHL draft

    Vancouver Sun "Now that new coach John Tortorella has been hired, Vancouver Canucks general manager Mike Gillis can try to complete a long-delayed project in conjunction with Sunday's NHL draft — trading goaltender Roberto Luongo. "We're going to try and accomplish that goal," Gillis said this week. "We'll..." June 27

  • Islanders are not in on Roberto Luongo sweepstakes "The Roberto Luongo sweepstakes are still ongoing after more than a year now and we still don't seem closer to an actual deal taking place. The problem is a lack of suitors; not a ton of teams need to fill No. 1 goaltender positions right now and even fewer have a need to fill it with a contract as..." June 26

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    Bob McKenzie @TSNBobMcKenzie

    It's believed NYI would, under right circumstances, have interest in VAN G Roberto Luongo, tho 1st order of biz is to gauge cost on Nabokov.

  • Roberto Luongo says goodbye again; hopes he's not saying hello next fall

    Vancouver Sun "This time, Roberto Luongo really does hope it's goodbye. Of course, he said so long last year at this time and we all know what happened. But on Thursday, when he joined the rest of the Vancouver Canucks at Rogers Arena for a final team get-together, Luongo made it clear that he does think it's..." May 10

  • Canucks to start Roberto Luongo in Game 2 vs. Sharks; lines get a shakeup

    Vancouver Sun "Roberto Luongo will remain in goal for the Vancouver Canucks for Game 2 Friday night against the San Jose Sharks. The decision became obvious when Cory Schneider did not come on the ice for practice today and third-stringer Joe Cannata did. The Canucks trail the best-of-seven series 1-0 after..." May 02

  • Fighting feelings of rejection, Ballard looks to Luongo for inspiration

    Vancouver Province "Keith Ballard was asked before a playoff game against the San Jose Sharks if he thought his coach had confidence in him. Raw and honest, he admitted he had no clue. That was two years ago. On the surface, not much has changed. However, it doesn’t take much scratching to see Ballard is..." May 01

  • Canucks’ Schneider ready, ‘wants to play,’ but Vigneault will make final call

    Vancouver Sun "Cory Schneider insisted Tuesday he is ready to play, but some of his words seemed to suggest he may not be completely over the mysterious injury that forced him to sit out the Vancouver Canucks' final two regular-season games. "No one is ever really 100 per cent in the playoffs at any point,"..." May 01

  • Luongo gets start as Canucks open series vs. Sharks "Roberto Luongo will get the start in net as the third-seeded Vancouver Canucks open their best-of-seven Western Conference quarterfinal series against the San Jose Sharks at Rogers Arena. The Canucks have been consistent winners of the Northwest Division over the past five seasons, but hope a..." May 01

  • Vigneault may not decide on Schneider until Wednesday "Cory Schneider participated in a full practice with the Vancouver Canucks on Monday but his status for Wednesday's series opener against the San Jose Sharks remains up in the air. Schneider and head coach Alain Vigneault said that the goalie remains day-to-day. Vigneault said he may not make a..." April 29

  • Roberto Luongo has no regrets about 'my contract sucks' remark "Sometimes we get upset and we say things we don't mean. However, when it comes to the statements an emotional Roberto Luongo made Wednesday after not getting dealt at the NHL trade deadline, the Vancouver Canucks goalie has no regrets. “My contract sucks,” Luongo told reporters Wednesday,..." April 06

  • Luongo, Canucks mired in lose-lose situation

    Vancouver Sun "It wasn’t Roberto Luongo’s contract last summer that undermined the Vancouver Canucks’ attempt to trade him, but his singular focus on going to the Florida Panthers. When the Toronto Maple Leafs, run back then by Brian Burke, were ready to negotiate a trade, Luongo reiterated his desire to play..." April 04

  • ‘My contract sucks’, says Roberto Luongo after remaining a Canuck at the deadline

    Pass It To Bulis "With less than 10 minutes until the trade deadline, Roberto Luongo was called off the ice by Canucks management, leading to rampant speculation that he was about to be traded. It turned out to be a massive false alarm, as the trade deadline came and went without a Luongo trade. In fact, the..." April 04

  • Roberto Luongo would scrap his contract if he could

    Vancouver Province "Well, Roberto Luongo may not need all $64 million. He said he would kill his contract if he could. Today, anyway, the 12-year, $64 million deal feels more like an anchor than financial security. Dollar bills don’t buy happiness. Or playing time. His contract may have looked like the best in..." April 03

  • Did Roberto Luongo refuse earlier deal with Maple Leafs?

    Toronto Sun "Did Roberto Luongo give the thumbs down on a potential trade to the Maple Leafs last summer? So says Sportsnet’s Doug MacLean, who claims Luongo refused to waive his no-trade at the time in the hopes that a deal was in the works that would have reunited him with the Florida Panthers, the team..." April 02