Canucks start Luongo as Schneider is sidelined with flu

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For 11 straight games, the Vancouver Canucks turned to Cory Schneider in net. That seemed like it would continue as Roberto Luongo seemed to suffer a minor hand injury a few days ago, but Luongo will get the start against the Calgary Flames on Wednesday instead.

It turns out that Schneider is under the weather with flu-like symptoms, so the team begs fans not to “panic.”

Luongo will be backed up by Dustin Butler of the University of Calgary Dinos.*

Luongo last played on March 30 after Schneider was pulled quickly. He’s 7-4-3 with a .904 save percentage and 2.44 GAA this season.

* – Yeah, that’s pretty awesome.