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Canucks label Booth as out ‘indefinitely’

Mar 19, 2013, 9:03 AM EDT

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The Vancouver Canucks will have to continue their battle for a playoff spot without the services of 28-year-old forward David Booth for quite a while.

The results of Booth’s MRI have come back and Canucks coach Alain Vigneault revealed that Booth will be out “indefinitely” with an ankle sprain, according to the Globe and Mail’s David Ebner.

Booth has been placed on the injured reserve list as a result.

This is just the latest setback in what has become almost a tradition of bad luck for him.

In 2008-09, Booth had 60 points in 72 games, which encouraged the Florida Panthers to ink him to a six-year, $25.5 million extension. However, when the dust settles on the 2013 campaign, he will have missed more than 90 contests over the last four seasons due to a variety of injuries that range from a concussion to his present ankle problem.

He has three points in 12 contests this season.

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