The three-time All-Star had seen his playing time diminish last season, but he regained his spot as Vancouver's No. 1 goalie this year. Speculation regarding a Luongo trade intensified as the deadline approached, and Luongo was benched in favor of Eddie Lack for last weekend's Heritage Classic game.
In exchange for the 34-year old Luongo, the Panthers will send goaltender Jakob Markstrom and center Shawn Matthias to Vancouver, according to Chris Johnston of Rogers SportsNet.
Luongo had previously played for Florida from 2000-2006.
#panthers are sending Jacob Markstrom and another player to #canucks for Roberto Luongo #tvasports
— Renaud Lavoie (@LavoieRenaud) March 4, 2014
It sounds like Shawn Matthias is heading to the #canucks along with Jacob Markstrom. — Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) March 4, 2014