Luongo out 2-4 weeks with MCL injury

Florida Panthers netminder Roberto Luongo will be out longer than initially thought, as he’s scheduled to miss two-to-four weeks with a Grade 1 MCL injury, head coach Bob Boughner said Monday.

On Sunday, it was reported that Luongo would miss at least a week after teammate Frank Vatrano fell on his leg in the Panthers’ season opener.

With Luongo out, James Reimer will take over the starter role. Reimer will see a significant bump in fantasy value as a result of this injury. Fantasy owners must act fast.

Luongo started 33 games for Florida last season and went 18-11-2 with a 2.47 goals-against average and .929 save percentage. He missed more than two months with a groin injury last season.