Luongo projected to be out seven-to-10 days

The Vancouver Canucks already confirmed that starting goaltender Roberto Luongo won’t be available on Sunday, but it looks like the injured netminder will be out a bit longer than that.

Luongo isn’t expected to return for seven-to-10 days, reports the Vancouver Province. That translates to him missing anywhere from three-to-five contests.

He sustained what has been classified as a lower-body injury on Dec. 22, although it’s believed to be a groin problem.

If that timeline proves to be accurate, then this will be an unfortunate setback for Luongo, but far from a crippling blow for Vancouver. In the meantime, the Canucks will be able to give 25-year-old goaltender Eddie Lack a bit of a trial run.

The rookie netminder has a 1.93 GAA and .928 save percentage, but he has only started in seven of Vancouver’s 39 games this season.

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