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Roberto Luongo scratched from start against Flyers with upper-body injury

Roberto Luongo is 5-6-1 since being traded back to the Panthers this season. (Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)Roberto Luongo is 5-6-1 since being traded back to the Panthers this season. (Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)

By Amy Lilek

Florida Panthers goaltender Roberto Luongo was a late scratch for their game against the Philadelphia Flyers due to an upper-body injury.

Luongo was scheduled to get the start and he led the Panthers onto the ice for warm-ups, but it was announced he would not play shortly before game time. No more information was given at the time. Luongo was dressed and on the Florida bench as the game got underway.

Luongo sustained an upper-body injury during a game against the Carolina Hurricanes on March 27. He missed three games, but had started the Panthers’ last two games.

Back-up goalie Dan Ellis took Luongo’s place in net.

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