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Report: Luongo (ankle) out 1-2 weeks

Jan 7, 2014, 6:44 PM EDT

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Vancouver Canucks and Team Canada fans probably uttered a sigh of relief on Tuesday, as the latest update on Roberto Luongo indicates that he’ll be out between 7-14 days, according to Renaud Lavoie of the Journal de Montreal.

This backs up Monday’s report that Luongo’s MRI results were “fine.”

Ankle injuries can be tricky, so this reading could change as January goes on. Still, it sounds like Luongo’s issue won’t threaten his involvement in the 2014 Winter Olympics.

Still, it underscores the notion that the 12 nations could face plenty of twists and turns as the competition approaches. As TSN’s James Duthie notes, the tone will soon shift from roster critiques to injury watches.

In the meantime, the Canucks will move on with Eddie Lack as their temporary starter. They recalled Joacim Eriksson to back Lack up as Vancouver faces the Pittsburgh Penguins tonight. This really isn’t that unusual of a situation for the Canucks as Luongo, 34, has only played one game since Dec. 22.

  1. imleftcoast - Jan 7, 2014 at 7:16 PM

    An ankle injury can be the worst to come back from. When I played Junior B . . . .

    • slysipops - Jan 7, 2014 at 8:23 PM

      lol! i’ll never forget my first time in a hockey locker room……………..ugh ! like stepping into a rotten cheese vat !

      • imleftcoast - Jan 7, 2014 at 9:02 PM

        I don’t notice anymore, which must mean I’m the worst offender. It does take two showers to get that stink off.

  2. 1943mrmojorisin1971 - Jan 7, 2014 at 8:14 PM

    Also known as “day-to-day” or “starting tonight” in 2013 and 2015.

  3. slysipops - Jan 7, 2014 at 8:26 PM

    didn’t lou just come back from a ” no big deal injury” ? that economy pizza business he was looking into might be looking better all the time ?

  4. muckleflugga - Jan 7, 2014 at 9:22 PM

    best thing for equipment if you have an actual winter with sub zero temperatures…sling your bag onto your back deck…bring it in the morning you’re going to play…

    freeze dried…bacteria dead…better and cheaper than dry cleaners with equipment cleaning machinery

    always wash washables…always put your blades under the heater blower in car or truck on the way in

    summer…same deal…but spread the stuff out to air

    • imleftcoast - Jan 7, 2014 at 9:42 PM

      I leave mine outside, but it doesn’t seem to dry in the sub zero temperatures. Definitely agree about the summer – drying in the summer is the only thing that seems to make a dent in the stench.

  5. blomfeld - Jan 7, 2014 at 11:16 PM

    *** Actual video footage of Luongo’s goalie equipment being airlifted back from California ***

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