Dave Sheldon | Email David.Sheldon@corusent.com
The Vancouver Canucks have lost winger David Booth for between four to six weeks after an MRI determined that his groin strain was more serious than first expected.
Booth, now in his second season with Vancouver after being acquired from Florida in 2011, missed significant time last season due to a knee injury and in Florida was also lost for an extended period of time due to a concussion.
Head Coach Alain Vigneault announced the injury update to the media today and said that Booth sustained the injury during the physical testing that the team performs upon the beginning of training camp. Vigneault suggested that Booth may have in fact 'over-trained' prior to his arrival at camp.
If Booth is lost for the full six weeks, he would miss up to 21 games of the 48 game season.