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Luongo Says "No" to All Star Game

01/09/2008 at 5:40pm EST

Update 9:15am PT, January 10th:Henrik Sedin makes the All Star team. Nifty.

From TSN,

With travel demands and his wife expecting a baby, the Vancouver Canucks have allowed netminder Roberto Luongo to skip the NHL All-Star Game on Jan. 26 and miss the team’s first game back after the break.

Luongo’s wife Gina is expecting their first child later in the spring and the couple plans to spend their time off at their offseason home in Fort Lauderdale.

There was a hint of this yesterday when Matthew Sekeres at the Globe & Mail made of point of noting that Luongo had avoided comment on being named to the starting lineup.

The bigger surprise is probably that he’s taking a night off after the break. (Curtis Sanford must be jubilant.)

P.S. While on the subject of Canucks and the ASG, there’s also this item published today in The Province, where Jason Botchford wonders why the Sedins haven’t gotten more consideration for that game.

I don’t disagree with him, but the article seems a bit whiney.

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