Roberto Luongo out

The Vancouver Canucks have lost all-star goaltender Roberto Luongo for at least the next two games because of a hairline rib fracture but just how long he’ll miss depends on his stubborn streak.

Vancouver Canucks' goalie Roberto Luongo reacts after a collision with Toronto Maple Leafs' Jason Blake

Vancouver Canucks' goalie Roberto Luongo reacts after a collision with Toronto Maple Leafs' Jason Blake

The Vancouver Canucks have lost all-star goaltender Roberto Luongo for at least the next two games because of a hairline rib fracture but just how long he’ll miss depends on his stubborn streak. Luongo played three games with the injury and said Wednesday his return depends on his pain tolerance and ensuring it doesn’t hamper his play for the rest of the NHL season.

“I am stubborn so I don’t know,” Luongo said when asked about the possibility of an early return. The injury comes at a time when the injury-depleted Canucks play nine games in 17 nights.