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Panthers G Roberto Luongo injured in 1st period

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Panthers G Roberto Luongo injured in 1st period

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Florida Panthers goalie Roberto Luongo makes a save during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Ottawa Senators, Tuesday, March 25, 2014 in Sunrise, Fla. Luongo made 37 saves as the Panthers defeated the Senators 3-2 in a shootout. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) -- Florida Panthers goalie Robert Luongo has left after the first period against the Carolina Hurricanes because of an upper body injury and won't return to the game.

Hurricanes forward Radek Dvorak crashed into Luongo at 12:48 of the first, driving him into the back of the net and knocking the goal off its moorings. Dvorak was given a major penalty for charging and was ejected.

Luongo finished the period, in which he stopped 11 of 12 shots.

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