First case scenario

AL STRACHAN -- Toronto Sun

, Last Updated: 7:15 AM ET

Goalie Roberto Luongo is about to become the first player to be taken to salary arbitration by his team, in this case the Florida Panthers.

It's an aspect of the new collective bargaining agreement that gives the owners another weapon, and it has done nothing to improve relations between Luongo and the team.

"They said they wanted to make sure I would be in training camp this year," Luongo said yesterday from Team Canada's mini-camp in Kelowna, B.C. "If they want to make sure I'll be in training camp this year, I'll be there, but I don't know what's going to happen in training camps in the future."

As for the dubious distinction of being the first player to go through this process, Luongo said: "I'm not going to say I'm pleased about it, that's for sure."


Videos

Photos