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Luongo leaves game after shot to head, returns after Montoya injury
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Luongo leaves game after shot to head, returns after Montoya injury
Wednesday March 4th, 2015

Florida Panthers goalie Roberto Luongo left Tuesday night's game after being hit in the head with a shot but was forced to return to the game when backup Al Montoya was injured.

Luongo left the game against the Toronto Maple Leafs after being hit in the side of the head with a wrist shot from Toronto's Leo Komarov with 4:03 left in the period. He received medical attention from a trainer but stayed in the game and finished the period.

The team said Luongo had an upper-body injury. While being attended to by the trainer, Luongo stretched his neck and his blocker-side arm. He was replaced in net by Al Montoya at the start of the second period.

The team said that Luongo was at nearby hospital getting a scan when Montoya got injured.

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Montoya was also injured early in the third period after a game-tying goal by Nazem Kadri. He left the ice to be attended to and eventually re-entered the game.

(via @CrzyCanucklehed)

After Montoya was unable to continue, Luongo came on to replace him.

Montoya allowed three goals on 15 shots, including one after he was injured.

Goalie coach Robb Tallas suited up as the backup.

- Dan Gartland

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