Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Tom Rowe on Luongo Injury: "He just cramped up a little bit"

Apparently Roberto Luongo's injury is nothing serious--that is if you believe his coach.

Also See: The Panthers Win in OT But May Have Lost Luongo

Speaking to media after the game, Panthers' coach Tom Rowe said that his starting goalie is fine and that he just cramped up a bit.

Luongo left the Panthers 6-5 overtime win at HP Pavilion after Joe Pavelski tied it for the Sharks at 19:22 of the third. Luongo appeared to get his legs caught beneath him as he was leaning back on the play, and after the goal goes in he takes about a minute, laying on the ice in pain.

You can see the full video in this post

He would eventually skate off the ice (limp is actually a better word) under his own power.

The 37-year-old netminder has gone 15-14-6 with a 2.71 GAA and a .914 Save Percentage for Florida in 36 starts.

He was relieved by backup James Reimer on Wednesday in San Jose, and Reimer should see another start even if Luongo is fine this weekend, when the Panthers play back-to-back nights in Anaheim and L.A. on Friday and Saturday.

Reimer has gone 10-6-4 in 23 starts for the Panthers, but has been the better goaltender for the Panthers over the last two months. He's 6-2-2 with a 2.31 GAA and a .925 Save Percentage in his last 10 starts.

The Panthers should be in good hands if Luongo does end up needing a bit of rest during this current five-game road trip.