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Booth (groin) out 4-6 weeks

Jan 15, 2013, 4:54 PM EDT

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Remember yesterday when David Booth was about to get an MRI on his groin and we wondered if the Canucks would have to start the season without him?

Yeah, he’s out four to six weeks.

According to Vancouver coach Alain Vigneault, Booth hurt himself during the team’s fitness testing.

The Canucks are now short two members of the second line, the other being injured center Ryan Kesler.

“Like we’ve always done, we’re going to find a way to make this work,” said Vigneault when asked about the down-to-Mason-Raymond second line.

It’s expected that rookie Jordan Schroeder and veteran Andrew Ebbett will compete for Kesler’s minutes, while options to replace Booth include Chris Higgins and Zack Kassian.

  1. davebabychreturns - Jan 15, 2013 at 4:57 PM

    Ouch.

  2. statjohnny - Jan 15, 2013 at 5:43 PM

    Wait. David Booth is a Canuck? When did that happen? Didn’t see him out there last year in every single Canuck game I watched

  3. loinstache - Jan 15, 2013 at 5:56 PM

    Kassian to first line for experience, Burrows down on second to anchor what will probably be Ebbett/Schroeder + Raymond (lol.) If Raymond pulls a Raymond, replace him with Higgins and have a possession third line of Hansen/Lapierre/Raymond

  4. ThatGuy - Jan 15, 2013 at 5:56 PM

    Hope they enjoy Gomez

  5. bcjim - Jan 15, 2013 at 6:02 PM

    First of many groin injuries. Count on it. 5d training camp, 3 mos on the sofa playing video games…yeah.

    • kitshky - Jan 15, 2013 at 6:20 PM

      We should get a pool together..

      I’m thinking out of say, 700 players, the over/under for groin pulls in the regular season should be set at… 227?

      • davebabychreturns - Jan 16, 2013 at 11:56 AM

        Still doesn’t come close to the amount of “groin pulling” done by the league and PA leadership while they were supposed to be working out a deal to get the season started earlier and avoid these kinds of situations..

      • kitshky - Jan 16, 2013 at 2:06 PM

        a’zing…

  6. leepetertk - Jan 15, 2013 at 6:24 PM

    Mike Gillis sold the David Booth trade as a player who just played 82 games and was healthy for the 2010-2011 season. Now he already has two substantial injuries and missed playing time twice. Of course these injuries may not be his fault. Last year he was injured on a knee-on-knee incident. But it feels like now there are some durability questions less than 82 games into his Vancouver tenure.

  7. ruddigervancity - Jan 15, 2013 at 6:45 PM

    Every time I hear about a groin injury, I can’t help but think about this:

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