Florida Panthers goaltender Roberto Luongo, who has not played since Dec. 4 because of a lower-body injury, likely won't return until February. Luongo, who was injured during a 5-4 shootout loss against the New York Islanders on Dec. 4, is 6-6-1 with a 2.61 goals-against average and a .928 save percentage in 15 games. "I would probably guess that we're not going to see him play, because of the [five-day schedule break) in January, I would say to be completely honest, probably the beginning of February," Panthers coach Bob Boughner said Monday. "But that could change any day and we're sort of taking it day by day." Boughner said Luongo, 38, whose 459 wins and 74 shutouts rank first among active goalies, would not be rushed back until he's fully healthy.
Luongo could return to Panthers in February
NHL.com | Jan 8