Canucks goaltender Roberto Luongo is shelved by a groin muscle strain – not that the team would admit it.
“With what happened in the Buffalo-Boston game there, I'm going to just say it's an upper body injury," Canucks coach Alain Vigneault told the Vancouver Province. “We're not quite sure what's allowed on the goaltenders and what's not allowed. I'm very serious. I always in the regular season tell you what's going on with the players.”
Yes, well, NHL goaltenders are on red alert after Bruins power forward Milan Lucic plowed Sabres goaltender Ryan Miller and knocked him out of action with a concussion.
Elsewhere on the NHL injury front:
Florida lost winger Scottie Upshall for upward of two months with an unspecified lower body injury suffered last week. So the team would like to get Mikael Samuelsson back from his sports hernia. He has yet to play for the Panthers since coming over from Vancouver in a trade. Samuelsson is skating on his own bu...