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Booth is a healthy scratch again in Vancouver

Jan 7, 2014, 3:31 PM EDT

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Winless in their last four games, the Vancouver Canucks will have a new face in the lineup tonight when they host the Pittsburgh Penguins — AHL call-up Darren Archibald goes in while wingers David Booth and Dale Weise come out as healthy scratches.

Winger Chris Higgins will also play after missing Sunday’s game in Anaheim due to the flu.

From The Province:

Booth has been in and out of coach John Tortorella’s doghouse already this season. He has played 19 straight games since being a healthy scratch for three straight games in November

This is Weise’s first healthy scratch. He’s played 22 games in a row since coming back from injury.

Booth politely declined comment. Weise admitted he was angry, but followed that up with, “if you find a guy who’s happy with being scratched, let me know.”

Archibald has 13 points in 24 games with AHL Utica this season. The 23-year-old registered two assists in eight games with the Canucks earlier this season, during which Tortorella said something rather telling…

Related: David Booth was pretty relieved he scored last night

  1. ibieiniid - Jan 7, 2014 at 3:46 PM

    Erat and Orlov for Booth and a 3rd, straight up.

    • ibieiniid - Jan 7, 2014 at 3:47 PM

      it’s not a rumor! just my suggestion two jump start those two.

    • lowenni - Jan 7, 2014 at 5:05 PM

      Orlov is a great defensive prospect and is playing as a top-4 D, he’s worth more than a third if Erat and Booth were straight up swaps.

  2. r4n6er - Jan 7, 2014 at 4:39 PM

    Even with the scratches Torts won’t play Hovart. Why trade for the pick if you won’t use him?

    • lowenni - Jan 7, 2014 at 5:06 PM

      Probably because he was sent back to junior and he’s not in the NHL yet…?

  3. imleftcoast - Jan 7, 2014 at 5:19 PM

    Booth lacked intensity in the LA game. This isn’t a mystery. He can watch Sestito if he needs an idea of how to play under Tortorella.

  4. blomfeld - Jan 7, 2014 at 11:24 PM

    Yeah ? … and all of the ‘defenseless’ four-legged friends he executed were ‘unhealthy’ scratches !

    Good riddance to this idiot, who anyone with even an inkling of martial arts or basic training could ‘erase’ post haste !

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