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Canucks’ Booth sent to Utica on conditioning assignment

Nov 4, 2013, 5:20 PM EDT

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Oft-injured Canucks winger David Booth is being sent to Utica on a conditioning assignment with the AHL’s Comets.

Booth has missed Vancouver’s last four games after suffering a lower-body injury Oct. 24 in New Jersey.

The Canucks start a four-game road trip Tuesday in Phoenix. It was reported earlier today that Booth may join the team on the trip. It’s not clear if the conditioning assignment changes that.

The Comets (0-6-2), by the way, are the AHL’s only remaining winless team. Their next game is Tuesday at home versus the Toronto Marlies. They also play Thursday and Friday at Lake Erie.

Vancouver’s road trip ends Sunday in Anaheim after stops in San Jose Thursday and Los Angeles Saturday.

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  1. canucks30 - Nov 4, 2013 at 5:39 PM

    Knowing Booth, he’ll tear a quad on the flight over there

  2. imleftcoast - Nov 4, 2013 at 9:00 PM

    Lower-body, is that lack of intestinal fortitude? I figured it would be an upper-body injury, maybe CTE.

  3. hosewater2 - Nov 4, 2013 at 10:40 PM

    The plan here is to have him play enough in Utica to get hurt with something that could conceivably keep him out the rest of the season, then he goes on LTIR so his salary doesn’t count against the cap and gives the team some flexibility.

  4. kaptaanamerica - Nov 5, 2013 at 12:49 AM

    On this coming road trip, the Canucks have to get the monkey off their back of not beating SJ in such a long time after totally dominating them for 3 seasons and playoffs.

    Canucks can beat the other 3 teams and have done so in the past so I’m hoping for at least a 2-1-1 record coming out of this road trip. I’d prefer 4-0, but minimum 2-1-1.

    Canucks have been getting better and better as they work Torts system and it shows. they play a great, exciting, hard style which will serve them well. No sitting back. The Sedins and Kesler are finally getting the ice time they deserve.

    Santorelli has been a breath of fresh air (which I said he had a good chance of being in the summer when I compared his signing against Clarkson, when both had similar career stats). Richardson has done well also. MG really picked up a couple of gems there. I’m hoping Welsh and Dalpe yield similar results for us.

    Go Canucks Go.

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