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Vancouver recalls goalie Eriksson as Luongo injury status remains unclear (Updated)

Dec 27, 2013, 12:54 PM EDT

Chris Tanev, Taylor Hall, Roberto Luongo, Jason Garrison, Ryan Smyth AP

It appears Roberto Luongo will miss at least a game with the lower-body injury he suffered Sunday, as the Canucks have recalled goalie Joacim Eriksson from the Utica Comets, according to the AHL’s transactions page.

Vancouver plays the Flames Sunday in Calgary. Expect Eddie Lack (6-2-0, .928 save percentage) to get the start in that one. The Canucks also host the Flyers on Monday and Tampa Bay Wednesday, so it could be a busy stretch for the backup if the No. 1 is out for a bit.

As of now, there’s no timeline for Luongo’s return. On Sunday, it didn’t sound like it was anything major. But obviously this is worth monitoring with the 34-year-old expected to be named to Canada’s Olympic team and the Sochi Games starting in just over a month.

If you’re curious about the guy the Canucks called up, here’s something we wrote on Eriksson in July, not long after he signed with the Canucks.

Update: Luongo won’t play on Sunday in Calgary…


  1. elvispocomo - Dec 27, 2013 at 2:26 PM

    He’s had a slow start in Utica – the whole team has in fact – but he’s been much better of late and certainly a part of why they’ve turned around their season. He might not get to play, but he looks like he’ll be an NHL quality goalie in the coming years.

  2. slysipops - Dec 27, 2013 at 6:40 PM

    LOU SAYS : ………………

    • slysipops - Dec 27, 2013 at 6:43 PM

      BUT THE NUCKS SAY >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

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