The Canadian professional ice hockey goaltender for the Florida Panthers goalie Robert Luongo has left after the first period over the Carolina Hurricanes because of an upper body injury on Thursday night and did not to return.
The Carolina Hurricanes won with 3-0 with Florida Panthers game score.
Luongo was knocked down and shaken up after Carolina forward Radek Dvorak crashed into him with 7:12 left in the opening period. He completed out the period but was not on the bench for the start of the second. He was replaced by Dan Ellis. The Pannthers told Luongo was removed as a precautionary measure.
Born in Montreal, Quebec, he is of Italian and Irish ancestry. Luongo gave up one goal on 12 shots in the first period. He faced one shot after getting hit by Dvorak, who was assessed a 5-minute major penalty for charging along with a game misconduct. Luongo has left the game and is not expected to return.