Luongo Sidelined With Fractured Rib

Updated: October 28, 2009 at 3:35 pm by Kevin Dupuis

LuongoJust as things appeared to be turning around for Roberto Luongo and the Vancouver Canucks news has broke this afternoon that Luongo will be out indefinitely with a hairline fracture in his ribs.  He suffered the injury on Saturday during the Canucks 2-1 win over the Leafs but was able to play the next day and record a shutout.  Early indications are that this type of injury is of the week to week variety.  Former Maple Leaf and Calder Trophy winner Andrew Raycroft will assume the starting role in Vancouver with Cory Schnieder being called up from Manitoba of the AHL to backup.

Possible Fantasy Free Agent Replacements: Andrew Raycroft,  Jaroslav Halak (5 straight starts), Ondrej Pavelec (Lehtonen not returning soon), Dan Ellis, Mike Smith (40% owned in Yahoo)

Roberto Luongo, Vancouver Canucks