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Luongo headed back to Florida

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Goaltender Roberto Luongo is going back to the Florida Panthers after a trade with the Vancouver Canucks on Tuesday for center Shawn Matthias and goalie Jacob Markstrom.

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Luongo, 34, was with the Panthers for five years earlier his career. This season, he has posted a 19-16-6 record with a 2.38 goals-against average and a .917 save percentage in 42 games for the Canucks.

The three-time All-Star, who asked to be traded, joins veteran Tim Thomas as the Panthers’ top goaltenders. Luongo’s contract has eight years remaining and runs through the 2021-22 season. The contract’s initial value was $64 million.

The 26-year-old Matthias has nine goals and seven assists in 59 games this season. Markstrom, 24, has posted a 1-6 record with a 3.52 goals-against average in 12 games. He was considered the Panthers’ top goaltending prospect.

Capitals add Penner

Left winger Dustin Penner is headed to the Washington Capitals in a deal with the Anaheim Ducks. The Ducks will receive a fourth-round draft pick in return, TSN reported. That pick was obtained on Sept. 29 by the Capitals from Anaheim in a trade for center Mathieu Perreault.

Penner’s one-year, $2 million contract will expire at the end of the season and he will become an unrestricted free agent in July.

The 31-year-old Penner, who missed time earlier this season with a concussion, scored 13 goals and 32 points in 49 games for the Ducks this season.

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