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Canucks notes: Booth returns tonight, Schroeder out three weeks

Sep 26, 2013, 1:48 PM EDT

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Vancouver Canucks coach John Tortorella will get his first look at David Booth tonight and he’s excited about it.

Tortorella announced Booth will be back in the lineup tonight against the New York Rangers after missing the most of the preseason with an ankle problem. To say the least, Tortorella is excited to get him in the lineup.

“David Booth is playing tonight. I’m dying to see him in game action,” he said.

With the good news comes the bad as the update on center Jordan Schroeder and his injured foot isn’t so good. Tortorella says he’ll miss three weeks with a non-displaced hairline fracture in his foot. The initial diagnosis was a bruised foot, but apparently the more trustworthy x-rays in Vancouver showed a break.

Schroeder was gunning to land the job as the team’s third line center, but his quest to do that will be delayed. Booth’s return to action, however, should help out the team’s second line.

  1. davebabychreturns - Sep 26, 2013 at 2:36 PM

    Wow, I fully expected Booth’s minor groin injury to turn into “no it’s a bit worse than we thought, actually it’s a major injury, it turns out we’ve found a tear, we went in to do surgery and it looks great, the surgery actually left an infection that’s not going away, David Booth is now being consumed by flesh eating bacteria” as per his usual luck..

    • kirkmcleansbaby - Sep 26, 2013 at 2:49 PM

      Ahhhh….. thanks for putting a smile on my face this morning! Too funny/true :(

      • kaptaanamerica - Sep 26, 2013 at 3:06 PM

        I just hope he doesn’t end up dead by the end of it all. Can wet get a fair reading on this guy sometime in this contract?… not blaming him but he needs to stay healthy…somehow

  2. blomfeld - Sep 26, 2013 at 9:53 PM

    “Booth’s return to action, however, should help out the team’s second line” …

    Well that’s nice, because it should also help extend the life expectancy of various ‘innocent & defenseless’ friends in the wild.

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