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Report: Luongo’s MRI ‘fine'; Canucks recall Eriksson anyway

Jan 6, 2014, 4:59 PM EDT

VANCOUVER, BC - DECEMBER 6: Goalie Roberto Luongo #1 of the Vancouver Canucks makes a save during NHL action agains the Phoenix Coyotes on December 06, 2013 at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Getty Images

It feels like we wrote this exact same post a couple of weeks ago, but whatever — as Roberto Luongo deals with an injury and speculation flies about his health status for the upcoming Olympics, the Vancouver Canucks have recalled goalie Joacim Eriksson from the AHL’s Utica Comets.

For the time being, Eriksson will back up Luongo’s back-up, Eddie Lack.

What’s the latest on Luongo’s ankle injury? Here’s TSN’s James Duthie:

So that sounds like good news, relatively speaking.

Winless in their last four, the Canucks will host the Penguins Tuesday and the Blues Friday before heading back to SoCal for a couple of games versus the Kings and Ducks, both of whom beat Vancouver this past weekend.

Related: Canucks GM says Luongo’s issue might be worse than day-to-day

  1. sjsharks86 - Jan 6, 2014 at 8:42 PM

    If you don’t follow Luongo on twitter you’re missing out, his last tweet had me cracking up for a good minute. Gotta give props to a guy that can always get a laugh at his own expense.

  2. blomfeld - Jan 6, 2014 at 9:45 PM

    Perhaps an MRI of his ‘ego’ would have been a better idea eh ? :) … the bottom line is that Luongo (ie: Mister Luongo or ‘aka’ Gina) is likely ‘angling’ to get out of having to go to the Caucuses … can’t say that I really blame him (them) either …

  3. muckleflugga - Jan 6, 2014 at 9:54 PM

    too right…

    to be concussed in the caucasus can cause continual cranial carnage carrying concern for constant cringing and cowering in corners from cannonading careless creeps called…

    brooks

  4. spitfisher - Jan 6, 2014 at 10:41 PM

    Luongo has to be in the news, what every minute?

    Luongo didn’t wash his hands after going to the bathroom, Pro Hockey talk special report

  5. canada2014gold - Jan 7, 2014 at 2:42 AM

    Lol Luongo haters always turn up. He’s a charismatic guy, that’s why he’s always in the news. He’s a good goalie, his stats back that up. The “breakdowns” that people talk about were team breakdowns. He just takes the brunt of the heat.

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