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Canucks goaltender Roberto Luongo to miss Chicago game with upper-body injury

VANCOUVER - An injury will keep goaltender Roberto Luongo out of the Vancouver Canucks' NHL game against the Chicago Blackhawks on Wednesday night.

Luongo has been listed as day-to-day due to what coach Alain Vigneault called an upper-body injury.

"It's nothing serious," Vigneault told reporters Tuesday.

Backup Cory Schneider will start against Chicago.

Luongo had missed practice both Monday and Tuesday. He made 23 stops in Sunday's 4-1 victory over the New York Islanders.

Luongo was hit in the mask by a Mark Streit slapshot during the win over the Islanders. He said later the shot bent the cage of his mask but didn't hurt him.

The Canucks goaltender is 7-5-1 this season, has a 2.87 goals-against average and a .896 save percentage. Luongo has started Vancouver's last five games, including a 6-2 win over Chicago on Nov. 6 when he made 38 saves.

Schneider has a 2-3-0 record, a 2.38 goals-against average and .918 save percentage.

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