Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 5/1/13

PHILADELPHIA - DECEMBER 03: Roberto Luongo #1 of the Vancouver Canucks looks on against the Philadelphia Flyers on December 3, 2009 at Wachovia Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
It’s been a really, really weird year for Roberto Luongo, and the twists and turns will continue into the playoffs apparently. Luongo told the media — and the Canucks confirmed shortly thereafter — Tuesday afternoon that the polarizing goalie will be in net for the Vancouver Canucks on Tuesday night in Game 1 of their Stanley Cup playoffs series with the San Jose Sharks. Cory Schneider, who is considered the No. 1 goaltender for the Canucks, remains out with a mystery injury. He missed the final two games of the season, and while he hoped to be ready for the playoffs, he’s not quite there it would seem. “No one is ever really 100 percent in the playoffs at any point,” Schneider told reporters after practice Tuesday. “I feel like I can contribute and be a difference-maker on this team and I want to do whatever I can to play.”
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