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David Booth out 4-6 weeks with MCL Sprain

Posted on: December 7, 2011 8:54 pm
Edited on: December 7, 2011 8:57 pm
By: Adam Gretz

During their 6-0 win against the Colorado Avalanche on Tuesday night, Vancouver Canucks forward David Booth was injured when he was on the receiving end of a knee-on-knee hit from Kevin Porter. Porter was issued a five-minute major for kneeing and a game misconduct, and the discussion as to whether or not he'll face any discipline from the NHL has already started.

Booth, meanwhile, is going to miss an extended period of time as it was announced on Wednesday night by head coach Alain Vigneault that the forward has a sprained MCL and is expected to be out of the lineup for at least four-to-six weeks.

The Canucks acquired Booth earlier this season in a multi-player trade with the Florida Panthers, picking him up when his value was at its lowest point and taking the chance that he would regain his top-line form in Vancouver. After a slow start he had started to pick up his production in recent weeks with five points over his past six games, including a three-point effort during a 5-1 against the Calgary Flames on Sunday.

In 19 games since the trade he's scored five goals to go with 12 assists after recording just one assist in six games with the Panthers to open the season. He's scored at least 20 goals three times including a career-high 31 during the 2008-09 season.

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Since: Aug 28, 2009
Posted on: December 7, 2011 9:52 pm

David Booth out 4-6 weeks with MCL Sprain

I feel bad for Booth. He was just coming around nicely. This set-back could have a real impact on his career.

On one hand, I'd like to see a significant suspension on the other, he'll just be replaced by someone of similar inclinations. This is a league issue and this is one more incident that moves the day fighting and this kind of intent to injure is removed from the game altogeather

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