Report: Panthers “getting ready for the return of Roberto Luongo”

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According to George Richards of the Miami Herald, the “word on the street” has the Florida Panthers “internally getting ready for the return of Roberto Luongo.”

It’s not clear how they’re “internally getting ready” (activating his key fob? setting up his 401(k)? just cleaning up around the rink a bit?), but it’s sounding more and more like Luongo will be traded soon.

That the Vancouver Canucks just signed Cory Schneider to a three-year, $12 million contract may be another clue a deal is close.

So…if Luongo is indeed returning to his old team, what goes the other way? A top prospect? A bad contract? Both?