Canucks' David Booth out four-to-six weeks

Canucks forward David Booth skates during a game against the Oilers at Rexall Place in Edmonton,...

Canucks forward David Booth skates during a game against the Oilers at Rexall Place in Edmonton, Alta., Oct. 25, 2011. (DAN RIEDLHUBER/Reuters)

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, Last Updated: 7:44 PM ET

David Booth had an unlucky start to Vancouver Canucks training camp.

The forward is expected to be out of the lineup until at least late February with a groin injury. Multiple reports state he suffered the injury during the preseason physical.

"Booth had an MRI done (Monday). He will be out approximately 4-to-6 weeks," said Canucks head coach Alain Vigneault.

Booth was out from early December until mid-January last season after sustaining a sprained medial collateral ligament in his right knee.

The 28-year-old also missed more than three months during the 2009-10 season with the Florida Panthers after suffering a concussion resulting from a vicious hit by then-Flyers captain Mike Richards.


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