Luongo told Canada's TSN Radio that he thought his contract would make him untradeable. He signed a 12-year extension in 2009, with the deal paying him about $64 million through 2022.
The 34-year-old Luongo is a three-time Olympian who already earned a gold medal in 2010. He won four straight elimination games in Vancouver, making 34 saves in the overtime final against the United States.
Luongo has been superb since the start of December, going 7-2-1 with a 1.67 GAA and one shutout.
Luongo suffered an undisclosed injury in Los Angeles on Jan. 4.
Luongo took part in his first workout with the team Wednesday since sustaining a lower-body injury Dec. 22 against Winnipeg.
Luongo hadn't played since sustaining a lower-body injury Dec. 22 against Winnipeg.
Luongo left the ice with 3:30 left in the first period. Earlier, was knocked to the ice in a goal-mouth collision with Winnipeg's Blake Wheeler. Eddie Lack took over in goal, and Luongo wasn't on the bench at the start of the second period. Luongo was a member of Canada's gold-medal winning team in the 2010 Olympics and is in the running for a spot in the Sochi Games in February. He has a 16-9-6 record this season.
"They had quite a push at the start of the second, they tied it up, Torts calls a timeout and we respond right away," Luongo said. "It shows a lot of character from our guys."
After losing a shutout bid in the final seconds Sunday in a victory over Colorado, Luongo moved within one of Hall of Famer Patrick Roy for 14th place on the career list. Luongo has three shutouts this season.
Luongo stopped allowed fewer than two goals in a game for the first time since Nov. 2, when he had a shutout against Toronto.
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