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Canucks’ Booth has high ankle sprain, says agent

Mar 21, 2013, 12:17 PM EDT

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Canucks winger David Booth has a high ankle sprain, according to his agent, Mike Liut. It could be two weeks, or it could be two months, until Booth is healthy again.

Liut provided the injury update to News 1130 in Vancouver.

Booth was hurt in Saturday’s 5-2 loss to Detroit at Rogers Arena. The Canucks said Monday that he’ll be out “indefinitely.”

It’s been a frustrating year for Booth. The 28-year-old missed the start of the season with a groin injury and has only managed one goal, an empty-netter, in 12 games.

With Booth out for a while and Zack Kassian’s back acting up again, Vancouver has called up forward Andrew Gordon from AHL Chicago.

The Canucks play the Coyotes in Glendale tonight.

  1. elvispocomo - Mar 21, 2013 at 12:55 PM

    If he didn’t have bad luck, he’d have no luck at all. Sucks since he’s a great energy player who loves to drive to the net, even if he wasn’t finishing this season.

  2. canucks30 - Mar 21, 2013 at 2:31 PM

    This might actually help Vancouver since they now have the cap space to add a big ticket contract (Iginla, Jagr, Morrow, Roy, Gaborik, Clowe,etc.) by adding Booth and Manny Malhotra to LTIR. Then they can still get Booth and Kesler back come playoff time.

    Provided Mike Gillis can actually pull off said blockbuster trade.

  3. ikillchicken - Mar 21, 2013 at 3:48 PM

    A real shame. Booth just can’t catch a break. Although thankfully, so long as Kassian’s thing isn’t long term, we still have a pretty solid 2/3 group of wingers with Raymond/Higgins/Kassian/Hansen.

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