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Vancouver netminder Roberto Luongo out once again with 'undisclosed' injury

Roberto Luongo won gold with Team Canada at the 2010 Winter Olympics, held in Vancouver, B.C. - Wikimedia Commons (author s.yume)
Roberto Luongo won gold with Team Canada at the 2010 Winter Olympics, held in Vancouver, B.C.
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Roberto Luongo is being "evaluated" once again, after he missed Sunday's loss to the Anaheim Ducks with an undisclosed injury.

Mike Gillis told the Vancouver Sun that Luongo would be re-evaluated on Monday. (via TSN.ca Staff)

Luongo was injured in a Dec. 22 game against the Winnipeg Jets and missed three games. He returned on Saturday and played well through 40-plus minutes of painless hockey, but was then apparently hurt again on a collision with L.A.'s Dustin Brown, who scored the game's tying marker early in the third period.

"My foot got caught under as he was accidentally running me over," Luongo told reporters after Saturday's game. "Luckily this time, the pain went away.

"Hockey's a fast game, so that's what we want to do to the opposing goalie, too. Crash the net, create havoc, that's what hockey's all about."

Luongo made 46 saves in the loss. Goalie Eddie Lack will takeover as Vancouver's starter until Luongo is healthy.

The Canucks' No. 1 is also a frontrunner for the starting job with Team Canada for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. The finalized roster (pending injuries) will be announced on Tuesday.

Luongo is vying for one of three goalie spots with (it's believed) Phoenix's Mike Smith, Montreal's Carey Price, Pittsburgh's Marc-Andre Fleury, and Chicago's Corey Crawford.

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