SUNRISE (CBSMiami/AP) – He's one of the most popular Florida Panthers players in team history. Now former goaltender Roberto Luongo is back with the team. He's not playing, but rather a special adviser to general manager Dale Tallon. His hiring was no surprise. Luongo has been a regular fixture at games with the Florida front-office brain trust this season, only now wearing suits instead of skates and having conversations in press boxes instead of locker rooms. “I've had the honor and privilege to work with Roberto during his time playing for the Panthers and am proud to welcome him to our franchise's hockey operations staff,” said Tallon, who is both Florida's GM and president of hockey operations.
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