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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

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