Canucks start Luongo as Schneider is sidelined with flu


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.